The Scenic Rim is a popular destination for fishing and boating.
It’s home to three dams – Maroon Dam in the south, Moogerah Dam in the west and the newer Wyaralong Dam, located between Boonah and Beaudesert.
When fishing in the Scenic Rim, fishing licences may be required. Check with a local fishing tackle or outdoor shop or on the SEQ Water website.
Fishing is allowed at Maroon Dam, which is stocked with Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Mary River Cod and Australian Bass.
Maroon Dam is located about 25km south of Boonah, at the foot of the McPherson Range.
It is surrounded by holiday parks, which offer camping and cabin accommodation.
Fishing, jet skiing, waterskiing and general powered and non-powered boating is allowed. Kayaks, canoes and fishing boats are available for hire.
Powered boats are allowed on Moogerah Dam, which is a haven for waterskiing and jet skiing. It’s also a popular fishing spot and there are a number of scenic walks available through the surrounding countryside.
Moogerah Dam is located on the Reynolds Creek, about 10minutes drive from Boonah and is the region’s busiest dam.
The Lake Moogerah Caravan Park offers powered and unpowered sites, as well as self-contained cabins and houses.
A children’s playground and picnic spot enjoys sweeping views of the dam and the mountains.
The Wyaralong Dam is the Scenic Rim’s newest dam and it’s located about 14km northwest of Beaudesert. The dam stretches about 36km along the Teviot Brook in the Logan River catchment.
Fishing is allowed on the lake.
Powered craft are prohibited, but non-motorised craft including kayaks, small sail craft and canoes are allowed.
Camping, picnic and multi-use trails are located around the dam.