Moogerah Dam is located on Reynolds Creek near Boonah, and was completed in 1961.

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


Lake Moogerah is a picturesque destination, popular with locals and tourists to the area. It is popular with boating, water skiing and jet skiing enthusiasts. Public access to enter Mt Edwards National Park and beautification of the picnic areas around the lake have added to its appeal as a tourist attraction.

Permits are not required for boating. A SIPS permit is required for fishing at Lake Moogerah. Visit the Fisheries website for information and to purchase your permit.

Download the Lake Moogerah Recreation Guide with important acitivity guides and safety information.

Due to the safety risks posed by submerged hazards, a 6 knot speed limit in the heavily timbered arms of Lake Moogerah has been endorsed by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ).

Signage has been erected at boat ramps advising of the 6 knot speed limit areas. Buoys have also been installed to define these areas to lake users while on the water. Seqwater staff and other authorities, including Queensland Police Service and Boating and Fisheries Patrol, will continue to actively patrol the lake. Details of the boundary can be viewed here.

Key facts

Name: Moogerah Dam / Lake Moogerah
Watercourse: Reynolds Creek
Location: Near Boonah
Catchment area: 228.0km 2
Length of dam wall: 219.0m
Lake surface area: 827.0ha
Year completed: 1961
Type of construction: Mass concrete double curvature dam
Fully supply capacity: 83765ML
Current capacity: 40,676 (48.6% full) at 17-09-2019 2:57am