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 overtop with more than 17,300 megalitres of water safely  flowing over the spillway in to Logan River in the first 24 hours.  

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Recreation

Lake Wyaralong and the surrounding areas provide a great variety of recreation facilities to the local community and visitors to the region. 

The lake is popular for paddle craft, fishing and campers. Permits are not required for boating or fishing at Wyaralong.

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 Trailhead, along the shoreline and up onto the Mt Joyce ridgeline provide access for horse-riders. The Western Trailhead will also connect to the planned Boonah to Ipswich Trail, giving riders even more opportunities for riding in the future. Please 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 the Wyaralong Dam. 

There are three separate camping areas at Wyaralong.

The following camping areas are suitable for short stays by individuals and small family groups interested in direct access to the lake or mountain bike trails.

  • Meebun Recreation Area (Eastern Trailhead) has eight small tent-only sites. There are toilets and BBQ facilities but no showers. Vehicles need to remain on the road adjoining the camping area.
  • The Ngumbi campsite 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.

The Meebun and Ngumbi campsites are free of charge however they operate 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. 

Please note that swimming is not currently permitted in the lake.

  • The Lilybrook Recreation Area (Western Trailhead) 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.

Download the Lake Wyaralong Recreation Guide for more information and a map of recreation facility locations. 

Key facts

Name: Wyaralong Dam
Watercourse: Teviot Brook
Location: North-west of Beaudesert
Catchment area: 546.0km 2
Length of dam wall: 463.6m
Lake surface area: 1230.0ha
Year completed: 2011
Type of construction: Roller compacted concrete gravity
Fully supply capacity: 102883ML
Current capacity: 98,113 (95.4% full) at 22-08-2014 8:30am