Our reservoirs are available for use by the entire community to enjoy, so please be safe and smart. In other words don’t be dam stupid!
> supervise children
> keep boats and other vessels at a safe distance from swimmers and paddlers
> keep speeds to 5 knots and under in designated areas
> do not boat or fish after dusk
> avoid excessive alcohol consumption
> be courteous to other people at all times
> camp at designated areas
> where open fires are allowed, observe campfire safety
> take your rubbish home with you
> keep an eye out for snakes in warmer weather
Remember these water bodies are part of natural systems that have changing characteristics including floating objects above the water; hidden objects below the water and changing algae and bacterial levels. So remember to tread carefully and be safe!
When visiting our facilities we want you to enjoy your stay and please observe the following:
> leave the facilities as you found them and do not damage property, flora or fauna.
> be respectful to other users and keep noise to a volume that will not be a nuisance.
>take your rubbish home with you. The areas surrounding our reservoirs are catchment areas that ‘feed’ water into our supply system. Do not discharge any substances that may pollute these areas.
* Camping fees are applicable for Lake Lonsdale.
All boats or vessels are to be operated in designated areas in a safe manner that will not cause injury or disturbance to others.
Different types of vessels are permitted at different sites. See the vessel operating and zoning rules on this link.
Boats with onboard toilets are not permitted on any reservoir and overnight stays on the water are not permitted. Camping is allowed at designated areas.
Be mindful not to spread aquatic weeds and remove any visible water, mud, plants or seeds from your vessel before leaving the reservoir. Never release plants, fish or animals into the water unless they came out of there.
Non fuel-powered boats
Vessel that is not powered by engines and includes canoes, kayaks and sail boats.
Vessel that is powered by electric engines.
Fuel powered boats
Vessel powered by fuel-powered engines and includes jet skis.
Please note that GWMWater reservoirs and lakes are not permitted to be used for landing or taking off in amphibious aircraft.