Plan ahead and play it safe
Our dams, lakes and parks are open for the community to enjoy activities such as swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Seqwater rangers regularly patrol our recreation areas but they can't be everywhere to help you. While your safety is important to us, it is your responsibility to play it safe when at our dams, lakes and parks.
It's important to remember our lakes form part of a habitat with a variety of wildlife and natural organisms living in them, particularly in the warmer temperatures. The heat might may also mean animals and insects are more prevalent both on the land in and the water.
Always plan ahead and be prepared if you're planning a visit. Be aware of hazards associated with recreating in natural areas, remain vigilant of changing lake conditions and always carry a first aid kit.
Here are some more tips to help you play it safe:
Just like the weather, access to and availability of our sites can often change.
Recreation lakes near you
Not sure what you can do where? The different catchment and water quality conditions at each lake determines which recreation activities are permitted.
Use the guide below to see where your activity is allowed, and the specific recreation area that best suits you.
Keep in mind some activities require a permit [P] (such as boating and fishing), while others may have special [S] conditions and be restricted to club [C] member-only access.