Lake Samsonvale

Constructed in 1976, Lake Samsonvale is one for the day trippers. With a dam wall 580m long and 40m high, Lake Samsonvale is one hour and 20 minutes from Ipswich.

What to do at Lake Samsonvale

Located near Lake Kurwongbah and open seven days a week from sunrise until sunset, the area provides a range of outdoor activities to enjoy.

While there is no swimming or camping at Lake Samsonvale, picnic areas abound and can be found at Bullocky Rest, Forgan Cove and Kobble Creek.

All of these areas have great facilities including picnic tables, shelters, free BBQs.

They are also extensive playgrounds for the little ones at Bullocky Rest and McGavin View.
Boating at Lake Samsonvale is restricted to non-motorised craft as the lake is shared with those canoeing and kayaking so can get quite busy, particularly during the summer months.

Seqwater’s Coordinator of Recreation and Catchment Services Justin Lee said it is always important to check your surroundings while on the water.

“Check the condition of your vessel before you launch and stick to the speed limits and direction of travel,” Mr Lee said.

Shore line fishing can be carried out along the shore of the designated recreation areas.

There is a walking trail linking the picnic areas at Bullocky Rest and Forgan Cove and more than five kilometres of multi-use trails located at the end of Postman’s Track road.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters around Lake Samsonvale and Elders both past and present.

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