Shoreline Trail temporarily closed for maintenance from 30 October (UPDATED Thursday, 24 October 2013)
General Trail maintenance work will commence on 30 October 2013. This will be followed by major construction work to repair flood damage to the Oakey Creek crossing on the Shoreline Trail, which will commence on Monday, 4 November 2013.
These works are estimated to take six to eigh weeks but are dependent on suitable weather conditions, so please monitor this website for updates on re-opening of the trail.
No eastbound access to the Shoreline Trail will be permitted beyond the horse-step through located on Knehr Road. Alternative trail riding facilities in the Goan’s Hill area can be accessed via Lilybrook. Westbound access to the Shoreline Trail from Mebun Camping Area remains open.
All other trails and facilities at Wyaralong Dam are open.
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.