Lake Baroon – Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk temporarily closed

Due to the forecasted severe weather, including heavy rainfall and potential localised flooding, the Great Walk is closed until further notice.

For your safety observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers. Do not enter any closed areas.

For more information, please visit the Department of Environment and Science website

Lake Wyaralong – Goan Hill Trails remain temporary closed

The Goan Hill Trails at Lake Wyaralong remain closed as a precautionary safety measure, due to a recent wildfire in the area.

The remaining trail network has been reopened.

Trail users are advised to exercise care on the trails as conditions may have altered since previous visits.

 Your patience during the temporary closure is appreciated.

Lake Manchester - Trails reopened

The trail network at Lake Manchester has now been reopened.

Trail users are advised to exercise care on the trails as conditions may have altered since previous visits.

 Your patience during the temporary closure is appreciated.

Lake Moogerah - Swimming area closed

Due to the reduced water levels, the swimming area at Lake Moogerah has been permanently closed.

Seqwater will be installing a larger swimming area which will accommodate the lower lake levels. Installation is due to take place in the near future.

Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site.

Opening of paddle craft launch point - Forgan Cove, Lake Samsonvale

From Wednesday 21 November 2018, paddle craft will be permitted on Lake Samsonvale, in designated zones.

A public paddle craft launch point has been constructed at Forgan Cove (off Forgan Road). Paddle craft, such as canoes and kayaks, are now permitted on Lake Samsonvale seven days a week in the designated paddle craft zone.

For your safety, and the safety of others, you must ensure you stay within the designated paddle craft zone which has been clearly marked by warning buoys on the lake.

Paddle craft must only be launched from the designated launch point at Fogan Cove. Stopping or mooring on any land around the lake, other than the Forgan Cove recreation area, is prohibited. Paddle craft with electric or fuel powered motors are not permitted. Swimming is not permitted at Lake Samsonvale.

Download the Lake Samsonvale Recreation Guide for details of the zoning and our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Lake Wyaralong - Wild dog baiting program

Seqwater is currently conducting a 1080 dog baiting at land surrounding Lake Wyaralong as part of its pest management program to manage wild dog populations.


Baits were laid on 24 October 2018, and all untaken baits will be collected within 1 month.

Lake Manchester Temporarily closed to all water based activities

Lake Manchester is temporarily closed to all water based activities.

The closure is in the interest of public safety until the buoy line at the dam wall can be reinstated.

We will re-open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so. Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site.

Gold Creek Dam - Temporary closure of loop walking track

The loop walking track at Gold Creek Dam is temporarily closed due to water flowing over the track below the dam spillway.

Visitors are encouraged to use alternative paths.


We thank you for your patience during the closure. You can locate alternate recreation areas via our interactive map at


We will re-open the loop track as soon as possible.

Catch and release only at Hinze Dam

Seqwater has advised fishers to release and not eat fish from Hinze Dam because of naturally-occurring mercury.

Queensland Health has warned that fish caught in the dam are not suitable to eat due to elevated levels of naturally-occurring mercury in longer-lived fish.

This follows recent results from routine Seqwater fish testing.

The level of mercury in the water is low and well within safe limits for drinking.

An Seqwater spokesman said fishing in Hinze Dam should be catch-and-release only.

Read the media release in full here.

Lake Dyer is open to paddlecraft but closed to all other water-based recreation

We have reopened Lake Dyer to paddlecraft activities only. Due to the reduced water levels, the swimming area cannot be used and the boat ramp will remain closed to trailerable vessels.

Paddlers are asked to please exercise extreme caution when accessing Lake Dyer due to the reduced water level. The dam level is less than 10%.

Paddlers should remain vigilant at all times as conditions in the lake may have changed during the closure and previously submerged hazards may become visible.

Thank you for your patience during the recent temporary closure of the lake.

Lake Atkinson and Lake Clarendon temporarily closed

Lakes Atkinson and Clarendon remain closed to all water based activities due to low water levels.

Please follow signage and directions of staff on-site.

We will open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so.



Temporary Closure - Kurwongbah Park

As part of the dam improvement program, Kurwongbah Park located on Dayboro Road will be closed from Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Kurwongbah Park will be the main access to the construction site and will be closed to the public during the upgrade. The park will be reopened once the work is completed.

You can stay up-to-date with the progress of the Sideling Creek Dam Improvement Project by
subscribing to our e-updates through the project webpage

Maroon Dam - Slater Park shoreline works

Visitors are advised to exercise caution along the shoreline at Slater Park where undermining and some erosion of the bank is evident.

The affected area has been cordoned off and signage placed at the site.

In the interest of public safety all visitors are requested to please observe the direction of staff and signage while rectification works are completed.

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