Canoeing at Atkinson Dam
Boating is a very popular activity at Lake Atkinson for fishermen, nature lovers and those who enjoy the thrill of water skiing or jet skiing. Motorised and non-motorised watercraft are permitted on the lake.
The boat ramp is located at the Day Use Area.
For your safety and to protect the riparian areas around the lake, boats and vessels are only to be operated from designated launch points.
Please be courteous to our neighbours. Much of the land surrounding the lake is private property. Do not launch, retrieve or beach on land around the lake, other than at signed, designated recreation areas.
All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au). Please keep a safe distance from paddlers.
This site is open to the public seven days a week, from:
- 5.30am to 6.30pm (September – April)
- 6.00am to 5.30pm (May – August)
Please bring your own drinking water supplies, as water provided is suitable only for cleaning, washing hands etc.
Lake Atkinson is currently closed to all water-based activities due to low water levels and water quality issues. We will open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so. Check our recreation and safety notices at for updates.
Wearing a lifejacket can save your life. Even if you're an expert, it is always best to wear a lifejacket while out on the water. It's a lot harder to put one on during an emergency.
You must not launch, beach or retrieve your paddlecraft on land other than approved designated areas.
Do not paddle in exclusion zones, or near the dam wall. Keep a safe distance from other lake users, and be aware of changing conditions.