Swimming at Ewen Maddock Dam

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The designated swimming area is marked with buoys on the water.

Opening Times

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)
What to bring

Please bring your own drinking water supplies, as water provided is suitable only for cleaning, washing hands etc.

Safety Information

Our lakes and surrounding catchments are home to a variety of flora and fauna.

Please be aware when you choose to recreate in natural areas such as lakes, rivers and streams, there are natural hazards associated with this including bites and stings from insects and snakes.

There are no lifeguards on duty at our dams and lakes. To help you play it safe, follow these simple rules:

  • Only swim in designated swimming areas at lakes where swimming is permitted. These areas are marked with buoys on the water.
  • Always know where your children are – there are no lifeguards here.
  • Never dive into water where you can't see the bottom.
  • Still water can still be dangerous - monitor conditions and be aware there could be submerged obstacles or uneven ground underfoot.
  • Wear a lifejacket.
  • Do not swim after drinking alcohol.
  • Use common sense and follow safety signage.
  • Follow the direction of onsite signage at all times.

THINGS TO DO NEARBY

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Bush walking at Ewen Maddock Dam

Canoeing at Ewen Maddock Dam

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Fishing at Ewen Maddock Dam

Horse riding at Ewen Maddock Dam

Kayaking at Ewen Maddock Dam

Mountain biking at Ewen Maddock Dam

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Picnics at Ornamental Wetlands

Stand up paddling at Baroon's Southern Recreation Area

Martin Williams Walk, Baroon Pocket

Walking trails at Baroon Pocket

Fishing at Southern Recreation Area

BBQs and picnics at Southern Recreation Area

Swimming at Baroon's Southern Recreation Area

Swimming at Baroon's Southern Recreation Area

The designated swimming area is marked with buoys on the water.

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Canoeing at Southern Recreation Area

Kayaking at Lake Baroon (Southern Recreation Area)

Electric boating at Southern Recreation Area

Electric boating at Southern Recreation Area

There is a boat ramp at the Southern Recreation Area of Lake Baroon.

Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp. 

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. 

All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Rowing at Lake Baroon (Northern Recreation Area)

BBQs and Picnics at Northern Recreation Area

Sailing at Lake Baroon (Southern Recreation Area)

Sailing at Lake Baroon (Northern Recreation Area)

Fishing at Northern Recreation Area

Fishing at Northern Recreation Area

You can fish from your vessel or along the shore of the designated recreation area. Much of the land surrounding the lake is private property. Accessing private land to fish is not permitted.

Remember the lake is home to an abundance of wildlife. It’s very important to ensure that all rubbish, especially fishing line and hooks, are disposed of properly to avoid serious harm to wildlife.

Fishing

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Rowing at Lake Baroon (Southern Recreation Area)

Kayaking at Lake Baroon (Northern Recreation Area)

Stand up paddling at Northern Recreation Area

Electric boating from Northern Recreation Area

Electric boating from Northern Recreation Area

Electric powered boating is permitted on Lake Baroon.

There is a boat ramp located at the Northern Recreation Area. Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp.

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Canoeing at Northern Recreation Area

Canoeing at Northern Recreation Area

Access from boat ramps at Southern and Northern Recreation areas.

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Picnic at Spillway Lookout Recreation Area

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Mountain biking at Cooloolabin Dam

Picnicking at Cooloolabin Dam

Shoreline fishing at Cooloolabin Dam

Walking trails at Cooloolabin Dam

Walking trails at Cooloolabin Dam

Cooloolabin Dam has a lovely walking trail on the peninsula close to the recreation area. In addition, the recreation area serves as the head of a trail through the adjacent Mapleton National Park. The trail uses local roads and the fire-trail network for mountain biking, horse riding and walking.

For your safety, and for the safety of others, please obey all signage on the trails, including give

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Stand up paddling at Jabiru Park, Lake Macdonald

Canoeing at Jabiru Park

Bird watching at Lake Macdonald

Fishing at Jabiru Park

Kayaking at Jabiru Park

Electric boating at Lake Macdonald Park

Electric boating at Lake Macdonald Park

There is a boat ramp at Lake Macdonald Park.

Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp. 

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. 

All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Stand up paddling at Lake Macdonald

Canoeing at Mary River Cod Park

Electric boating from Mary River Cod Park

Electric boating from Mary River Cod Park

There is a boat ramp at Mary River Cod Park.

Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp. 

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. 

All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Kayaking at Mary River Cod Park

Rowing at Mary River Cod Park

Sailing at Mary River Cod Park

BBQs and picnic at Mary River Cod Park

Fishing at Mary River Cod Park

Horse riding at Lake Macdonald

Walking trails at Lake Macdonald Dam

Mountain biking at Lake Macdonald Dam

Fuel powered boating at Westvale Road

Fuel powered boating at Westvale Road

There is a single lane public boat ramp at Westvale Road.

Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp. 

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. 

All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Picnic at Westvale Road

Rowing at Westvale Road

Fishing at Westvale Road

Electric boating at Westvale Road

Electric boating at Westvale Road

There is a boat ramp at Westvale Road.

Vessels are only to be operated from the designated boat ramp. 

Please keep a safe distance from other lake users. 

All activities on Seqwater lakes are covered by the Boating Regulations set by Maritime Safety Queensland (msq.qld.gov.au).

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Stand up paddling at Westvale Road

Canoeing at Westvale Road

Kayaking at Westvale Road

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Swimming at Baroon's Southern Recreation Area

Swimming at Baroon's Southern Recreation Area

The designated swimming area is marked with buoys on the water.

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