Wyaralong Dam is located north-west of Beaudesert on the Teviot Brook, nestled at the base of Mt Joyce.
Just 25 days after construction finished the region received extremely heavy rain and Wyaralong Dam began to fill. An un-gated dam, Wyaralong soon began to spill with more than 17,300 megalitres of water safely flowing over the spillway in to Logan River in the first 24 hours.
If you would like to be notified when Wyaralong Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.
For residents living downstream of Wyaralong Dam, click here to read more about how the dam has been designed and constructed, what Seqwater does to manage the dam and how the dam performed during the heavy rainfall associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017.
Lake Wyaralong and the surrounding areas provide a great variety of recreation facilities to the local community and visitors to the region.
Download the Lake Wyaralong Recreation Guide for more information and a map of recreation facility locations.
The lake is popular for paddle craft, fishing and campers. A boating permits is not required at Lake Wyaralong, however you must obtain a SIPS permit to fish.
More than 40 kilometres of multi-use trails are available for walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders.
Wyaralong’s mountain bike network provides trails for cross country, all mountain, downhill and four cross riders. The network has around 25 kilometres of International Mountain Bike Association standard single track, ranging from basic Green Trails through to Double-Black Diamond Trails, which are used by recreational riders, as well competitive events.
Multi-use trails from the Western Trail Access, along the shoreline and up onto the Mt Joyce ridgeline provide access for horse-riders. The Lilybrook Recreation Area (Western Trail Access) will also connect to the planned Boonah to Ipswich Trail, giving riders even more opportunities for riding in the future. Note: There are very limited watering facilities available at the site. Trail users should come prepared with a water supply for horses and must not water horses from Wyaralong Dam.
Lake Wyaralong offers two separate camping areas:
- The Ngumbi campsite is suitable for short stays by individuals and small family groups interested in direct access to the lake or mountain bike trails. It provides limited camping facilities including a toilet, a simple shelter and water tanks. The site cannot be accessed by vehicles, only via the trails or lake.
This campsite is free of charge, however it operates on a ‘first-in, first-served’ basis and can fill quickly, particularly at popular times such as long weekends. Campers must bring their own drinking water and leave the camping areas clean and tidy. Free standing tent or swags are permitted but caravans, camper vans, mobile homes and roof top campers are not permitted to stay overnight. We ask visitors limit their stay to seven nights.
Please note that swimming is not currently permitted in the lake.
- The Lilybrook Recreation Area (Western Trail Access) camping facilities are available for event use only at this time (fees apply). The campsite can accommodate a large group and is suitable for horse enthusiasts with holding paddocks, watering areas and loading ramps. Toilets, showers (cold water only), picnic tables and shelters are available on site. All booking enquiries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
From 31 January 2017, the Meebun camping area at Lake Wyaralong was converted to a day use area offering a safe, clean and family friendly recreation space for the community to enjoy. Check our recreation and safety notices for more information about the change.