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LAKES AND RIVERS

A splashing good time!

The Somerset region is home to the freshwater havens of Lakes Somerset, Wivenhoe, and Atkinson, and there’s plenty of fish in the sea when it comes to on-water activities. Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing or simply kicking back lakeside, our Somerset lakes will have you hook, line and sinker.

The Great Lakes of Somerset

Lake Somerset

If it’s action you’re after, look no further than Lake Somerset, a home away from home for water skiers, jet skiers, wakeboarders and tube riders.

Download the Lake Somerset recreation guide here.

Lake Wivenhoe

If a peaceful paddle or dip is more your speed, Lake Wivenhoe is the perfect spot for non-motorised watercraft.  Restricted motorised vessels are limited to a maximum of six knots at Lake Wivenhoe so you can unwind in peace.

Download the Lake Wivenhoe Recreation Guide here.

Lake Atkinson

If you are looking to chill out lakeside with your fur babies, Lake Atkinson is a great pet friendly option. Primarily used as a water source for local farmers to irrigate their crops, it is best to check on water levels prior to your visit.

Download the Lake Atkinson recreation guide here.

All dams are managed by Seqwater

Fishing

If fishing’s your game, you’ll wet your nets with the line-up of fish we’ve got in our lakes. Whether it’s swimming, boating, fishing or simply kicking back lakeside, our Somerset lakes will have you hook, line and sinker. 

If you are dropping a line, before heading out to the lake, don’t forget to purchase your Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) fishing permit. Permits are available online.

Brisbane River Canoe Trail

Paddle your way to paradise along the Brisbane River Canoe Trail. Whether you’re canoeing or kayaking, the Brisbane River Canoe Trail is guaranteed to be an oar-inspiring adventure. Download our Canoe Trail guide here.

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