Play it safe around South East Queensland lakes, dams and parks

Playing it safe doesn't mean pouring cold water on the fun. If you play it safe, you keep the fun alive! 

More than three million people visit South East Queensland dams, lakes and parks every year. While our rangers regularly patrol the lakes and recreation areas, they can't be everywhere. It's important to plan ahead and play it safe so everyone can enjoy a great day out and go home safe and sound.

Stay up to date

  • Plan ahead - our recreation map will help you find the perfect site for your next visit. Discover what outdoor activities are on offer, including facilities and location maps.
  • Check our recreation and safety notices before you leave for the latest information on conditions and closures.
  • Download our public safety app to access information about dam releases, dam levels and updates on recreation in South East Queensland at your finger tips.
  • Sign up for our free dam release notification service to receive notifications by SMS, email or recorded messages to landlines when gated dam releases are occurring, or un-gated dams are spilling.

 Graphic of Top 5 tips to keep the fun alive at Seqwater sites, part of the 2022-23 play it safe campaign

Play it safe fact sheets:

Plan your adventure.

Whether you're boating, swimming, fishing, camping or exploring our multi-use trails, check out all you need to know to keep the fun alive and make the most of summer - on and around the water!

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