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Moogerah Dam QLD

Moogerah Dam

Postcode: 4309

Moogerah Dam is one of South East Queensland’s more established lake fisheries. The word Moogerah is said to be a local Aborigine word meaning “place of thunder storms”.

The lake is of medium size being 880 ha with an average depth of 10.5 meters. The solid concrete wall holds back 92500 ML of water below the confluence of Coulsons and Reynolds creeks. Below the dam is a scenic gorge that flows into Warrill Ck & then into the Bremer & Brisbane Rivers.

Lake Moogerah has been stocked with Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Mary River Cod and Saratoga, although the stocking of Saratoga seems to have failed at this stage.

There are no boating restrictions on Lake Moogerah. There is a no boating / fishing zone around the dam wall.Two concrete launching ramps are provided however in recent times Moogerah Dam has suffered from low water levels for extended periods.

Camping is allowed at A.G. Muller Park and is a popular spot for the water skiing fraternity.

Camping is also permited at some downstream camping grounds with Hotel / Motel style accommodation can be found at Aratula, Kalbar & Boonah.