Completed in 1974, Maroon Dam permitted expansion of irrigation along Burnett Creek and the Logan river for about 130 kilometres downstream.

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 Maroon Dam begins to spill, please sign up to our free dam release notification service.


Lake Maroon is a popular recreation destination, particular for power boating and water skiing, as well as jet skiing.

Download the Lake Maroon Recreation Guide with acitivity guide and safety information.

Permits are not required for boating. However, a SIPS permit is required for fishing at Lake Maroon. Visit the Fisheries website for information and to purchase your permit.

Key facts

Name: Maroon Dam
Watercourse: Burnett Creek
Location: 64 km south-west of Beaudesert
Catchment area: 106.0km 2
Length of dam wall: 457.0m
Year completed: 1974
Type of construction: Rock & earthfill dam with large weighting zones
Fully supply capacity: 44319ML
Current capacity: 31,040 (70.0% full) at 15-09-2019 2:47pm