Somerset Dam is located just one hour from Brisbane and is the perfect place for those who love their water sports, fishing, walking and the great outdoors.
The Dam has 237 kilometres of shoreline and is nestled in by a protective ring of hills which makes the water calm and ideal for boating.
Surrounding the shores of the dam are unspoiled bushland, valleys, lakes and rivers as well as the town of Somerset.
The dam is one of regions most important water catchments with a storage capacity of 904,000 megalitres.
It supplies water to a lot of Queensland’s south east including Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redcliffe, Beaudesert, Esk, Kilcoy and the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast.
The water from the dam is released into Wivenhoe Dam which then connects into the Brisbane River. Somerset Dam is also a place of great fun with many people enjoying boating and sailing on the waters and water sports like wake boarding, water skiing and freshwater fishing.
There’s several boat ramp facilities in the area available for use.
It’s a great place to visit for a day as it has gorgeous picnic facilities and play areas.
You can also choose to go for a longer holiday and stay at the camping facilities or in one of the towns located close by.