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Recreation Policies – SEQWater Lakes



Abseiling Subject to application for each lake
Amphibious Craft Not permitted on any lake
Aquarium Fish Collecting Not permitted on any lake
Aquarium Weed Collecting Permitted for personal use only.
Aquatic Events Competitions Subject to approval (for Wivenhoe and Somerset only)
Bait-Collecting Permitted for personal use only
BBQs Permitted at designated picnic/recreation areas
Boating, Electric Permitted on Wivenhoe and Somerset. Permitted on Lake Samsonvale through the Pine Rivers Fish Management Association only (permit required).
Boating, Fuel Permitted on Somerset only (permit required) Please check speed restrictions before using the Lake for this activity
Boating, Sail Boats Permitted on Wivenhoe and Somerset (permit required)
Boating on Lake Samonsvale through the Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association only.
Boats, Overnighting Permitted on Somerset and Wivenhoe trailer sailers only
Boats, Rowing Permit required from SEQWater for Regattas
Bushwalking Permitted on designated walking trails
Camp Fires In fire places only
Camping Permitted at Somerset and Wivenhoe only in designated camp areas
Canoes/Kayaks Permitted on Somerset & Wivenhoe permit required for Regattas
Cycling Permitted on roadways only
Domestic Animals Not permitted at any lake
Firearms Not permitted at any lake - illegal
Fireworks Not permitted at any lake
Fishing, Competitions Subject to application
Fishing, Commercial Not permitted on any lake
Fishing, from Boats Permitted on Wivenhoe and Somerset. Permitted on Lake Samsonvale through the Pine Rivers Fish Management Association only.
Fishing, Line Permitted on all lakes
Fishing, Nets Not permitted on any lake
Fishing, Redclaw Permitted on all lakes
Fishing, from Shore Permitted on all lakes, D.P.I. Permit required for Wivenhoe & Somerset
Fishing Tours subject to application, Wivenhoe and Somerset only
Four Wheel Driving Not permitted at any lake
Horse riding Not permitted at any lake
Houseboats Not permitted at any lake
Hunting Not permitted at any lake
Jet skis Permitted on Somerset only Please check speed restrictions before using the Lake for this activity
Mountain Biking Not permitted at any lake
Off Road Vehicle Access Not permitted at any lake
Orienteering Subject to application, Wivenhoe and North Pine Dam
Para Sailing Not permitted on any lake
Picnics At designated picnic/recreation areas
Private Access to Leased Land Not permitted at any lake
Rock Climbing Subject to application
Rogaining Subject to application Wivenhoe and North Pine Dam
Sailboards Permitted on Somerset and Wivenhoe
Scuba Diving Not permitted at any lake
Special Events and Exclusive Use Subject to application
Swimming In designated areas only on Somerset and Wivenhoe
Trail Bikes Not permitted at any lake
Trailer Sailers Permitted on Somerset and Wivenhoe NO MARINE TOILETS
Triathlons Subject to application
Ultra light Aircraft - Not permitted at any lake
Water Skiing Permitted on Somerset only Please check speed restrictions before using the Lake for this activity

View map to see where speed restrictions apply.

View the Recreation Policy PDF document.

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