Camping is a popular activity at many of our lakes across South East Queensland. Camping is only permitted in designated camping areas and camp grounds. Seqwater manages the camp grounds at Wyaralong Dam and remote camping at Lake Manchester. All other camp grounds are privately operated, as detailed below.
Seqwater manages the following camping areas at Wyaralong Dam. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinking water.
Ngumbi Camping Area (Mt Joyce Base Camp)
Ngumbi is in the centre of the park and includes open camping areas, a toilet, a simple shelter shed and water tanks. Walking enthusiasts and trail runners will find this site useful as a base before summiting Mt Joyce. The camp site is remote, without vehicle access but can be accessed via the lake.
There are no camping fees. Free standing tents only - no caravans, camper vans, roof top campers or mobile homes allowed. Camp site allocation is on a first-in first-served basis. The maximum permitted stay is seven nights.
Lilybrook (Western Trailhead)
Lilybrook caters primarily for horse enthusiasts with holding paddocks, watering areas and loading ramps. Camping facilities are available for event use only and include a cleared area suitable for large groups. Toilets, showers, picnic tables and a shelter are available on site. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remote camping is available at the Blue Gum Flat camp site at Lake Manchester. There are no facilities at this campsite, and vehicle access is prohibited.
Schools and other Groups wishing to use the site should contact email@example.com and provide details of the request. Event organisers please note that overnight stays at the site may require the provision of portable toilet facilities.
Lake Wivenhoe and Lake Somerset
From 29 March 2017, Parks and Resort Operational (P.R.O) Management will be taking over the operation and management of the Lumley Hill and Captain Logan campgrounds at Lake Wivenhoe and the Somerset Park campgrounds at Lake Somerset.
All existing or pre-paid bookings at the campground will be honoured by P.R.O. Management. Camping fees will remain unchanged until 1 July 2017, at which point they may be subject to change. For more information, please refer to our fact sheet, media release or contact the campground management:
Wivenhoe: 0428 310 740 or email Wivenhoe.Camping@seqwater.com.au
Somerset: 0428 180 450 or email Somerset.ParkCamping@seqwater.com.au
Privately operated camp grounds
Privately operated camp grounds are located at the following dams:
- Atkinson Dam
- Bill Gunn Dam
- Borumba Dam
- Ewen Maddock Dam
- Maroon Dam
- Moogerah Dam
Designated camping areas
Check the activitiy guide for an overview of which lakes have designated camping areas: