Camping is only permitted in designated camping areas and camp grounds. We manage the camp grounds at Wyaralong Dam but all other camp grounds are privately operated.
There are three camping areas at Wyaralong Dam: the Eastern Trailhead, Mt Joyce Base Camp and the Western Trailhead.
Currently there are no fees payable to camp at the designated sites at the Eastern Trailhead or Base Camp as there is no booking system, with camping sites allocated on a first-in best-served basis. The maximum permitted stay is seven nights.
The Eastern Trailhead, located near the dam wall, provides visitors with the opportunity to view the Wyaralong Dam wall via a viewing platform and explore the shoreline or Mountain Bike Trails. A series of multi-user (pedestrian, mountain bike and horse) trails venture west from the Eastern Trailhead.
The Mt Joyce Base Camp campsite in the centre of the park includes open camping areas, a toilet, a simple shelter shed and water tanks. Walking enthusiasts and trail runners could utilise this site as a base before summiting Mt Joyce. The Mt Joyce Base Camp campsite is a remote campsite without vehicular access but can be accessed via the lake.
The Western Trailhead (also known as Lilybrook), caters primarily for horse enthusiasts with holding paddocks, watering areas and loading ramps. Camping facilities are available for event use only at this stage and include a cleared area suitable for large groups. Toilets, showers, picnic tables and shelter are available on site.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife manage the Blue Gum Flat camp site at Lake Manchester, along with other camp grounds in the neighbouring D’Aguilar Range National Park. Please visit the Parks and Wildlife website for details.
Privately operated camp grounds
Privately operated camp grounds are located at the following dams:
- Atkinson Dam
- Bill Gunn Dam
- Borumba Dam
- Ewen Maddock Dam
- Maroon Dam
- Moogerah Dam
- Somerset Dam
- Wivenhoe Dam
Please note, the Captain Logan, Lumley Hill and Somerset Park camp grounds previously managed by Seqwater have been under new management since 2 September 2013. Pre-paid bookings will be honoured by the new managers, including for the peak holiday period. For bookings and enquiries, please contact SEQ Lakeside Escapes http://seqlakesideescapes.com.au/