CONSTRUCTION of Maroon Dam was approved in 1968 and began in December of that year.
But the dam was not finished until 1974 due to a number of problems being encountered during construction. Subsidence of the earth and rock fill bank led to work being put on hold for a number of months.
Maroon Dam provides water to the towns of Rathdowney, Beaudesert and Kooralbyn.
Maroon Dam is located about 25km south of Boonah at the foot of the McPherson Range and subverts water from the Burnett Creek, a tributary of the Logan River.
A number of agricultural irrigators draw an allocation from Maroon.
The dam has a surface area of 350hectares and an average depth of 9.6metres.
It has a capacity of 44,300 megalitres.
The dam is stocked with Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Mary River Cod and Australian Bass.
Maroon is open to all forms of boating activities, with no restrictions on speed or motor size.
Early morning and late afternoon are said to be the best times for fishing here.
There is no public camping at Lake Maroon but there are a number of private operators nearby.
For further information on Maroon Dam, visit www.lakemaroon.com.au
*A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Lake Maroon. The lake has been stocked with Australian Bass, Golden & Silver Perch and Mary River Cod.Further information on the facilities at Maroon is available on the Sweetwater Fishing Website.