Controlled burns to be undertaken between June and September (Thursday, 30 May 2013)
Dependent on weather conditions, temporary closures of some areas of the land surrounding the lake may be necessary between June and September to facilitate controlled burns undertaken in line with established land management practices.
Please monitor this website for updates on specific dates.
Mt Joyce Recreation Park – update on recreation facilities (Thursday, 30 May 2013)
All recreation trails at Mt Joyce Recreation Park, Wyaralong Dam, are open. These trails have recently been repaired following damage incurred as a result of the extreme weather conditions experienced in early 2013.
Please note that the Skills Area and FourCross track at Mt Joyce remain closed due to slope stability issues.
The following recreation facilities at Mt Joyce (Wyaralong Dam) are currently open:
- Lake Wyaralong – Open
- Eastern Trailhead (camping area and boat ramp) - Open
- Western Trailhead (Lilybrook Homestead) – Open
- MTB Downhill Trails – Open
- Mt Joyce Base Camp – Open
- Ridgeline Trail – Open
- Goan's Hill Trails – Open
- Shoreline Trail – Open: Trail users are encouraged to exercise caution when using Oakey Creek causeway on the Shoreline Trail. Repair work is planned but the area needs to dry out before work can commence.
Seqwater encourages all park users to exercise additional caution when using the tracks for the first time as conditions may have changed as an outcome of the repair work.
Mountain bike trails will be closed on 10 and 11 August for Logan's Run Mountain Bike Event (Monday, 20 May 2013)
The mountain bike trails at Mt Joyce Recreation Park will be closed to the public from 6.00am to 5.00pm on Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 August 2013 for the Logan’s Run Mountain Bike Event.
Please contact Tailwind Promotions for more information about the event on 0412 120 485 or via email at email@example.com.
The recreation facilities at Wyaralong Dam are collectively known as the Mt Joyce Recreation Park. Please visit the Mt Joyce Recreation Park website for specific details of the recreation facilities at this site. Alternatively, view the Mt Joyce Recreation Park brochure for more information or for a map of the recreational facilities click here. The following recreational activities are permitted at Mt Joyce Recreation Park:
- boating (electric-powered motors and paddle craft are allowed – no petrol-powered motors)
- mountain bike riding
- bush walking
- horse riding
Mountain biking - The mountain bike network within Mt Joyce Recreation Park provides trails for cross country, all mountain, downhill and four cross riders. For a map of the bike trails, click here.
Bush walking - Visitors to the Mt Joyce Recreation Park will enjoy a broad range of bushwalking opportunities suited to their physical requirements.
Horse riding - Multi-use trails from the Western Trailhead, along the shoreline created by the Wyaralong Dam, and up onto the Mt Joyce ridgeline will access for horse-riders. The Western Trailhead will also connect to the planned Boonah to Ipswich Trail, giving riders even more opportunities for riding in the future. Please note: There are very limited watering facilities available at the site. Trail users should come prepared with a water supply for horses and must not water horses from the Wyaralong Dam.
Camping - are designated camping areas at the Eastern Trailhead recreation area and at the Mt Joyce Base Camp. There is a designated camping area at the Western Trailhead recreation area, which is available for use in connection with permitted events. Please note that any shower facilities are cold water only. For information about organised activities, including an application form, please click here. Water sports - Water sports enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a range of non-motorised opportunities at the Mt Joyce Recreation Park.
About Wyaralong Dam
The Wyaralong Dam Project is located on the Teviot Brook, approximately 14 kilometres northwest of Beaudesert in the Logan River Catchment. Construction work on the project started with the development of the access road and realignment of Beaudesert-Boonah Road. Work on the wall has been underway since April 2010. The diversion channel was plugged on 17 December 2010 ready to store water. Due to the continuing wet, Wyaralong Dam filled and began to overtop at 9:27am on Tuesday 11 January 2011, just 25 days after the 48 metre-high dam wall was plugged. In the first 24 hours, over 17,300 megalitres of water flowed over the primary spillway. The dam operated as designed and the overflow entered the Logan River at Cedar Grove. To view a map of the dam click here.
Outline of the full supply level of the planned Wyaralong Dam.