Located approximately 20 kilometres east of Gympie, the Cedar Pocket Dam was completed in 1984.

It is an un-gated dam, meaning that when it reaches 100 per cent capacity, water flows over the spillway and safely out of the dam. If you would like to be notified when Cedar Pocket Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.


There is a scenic lookout at Cedar Pocket Dam, however, there are no picnic facilities or public toilets available.

No other recreation is permitted.

Key facts

Name: Cedar Pocket Dam
Watercourse: Deep Creek
Location: 20 km east of Gympie
Catchment area: 17.8km 2
Length of dam wall: 117.0m
Lake surface area: 22.0ha
Year completed: 1984
Type of construction: Partially mass concrete, partially earth & rockfill with a central clay core
Full supply waterline: 101.0mAHD (above sea level)
Fully supply capacity: 735ML
Current capacity: 702 (95.6% full) at 20-08-2019 8:24am
Spillway level: 101.0mAHD

No recreation is permitted at Cedar Pocket. There is a scenic lookout but no picnic facilities or public toilets.