Somerset Dam (Lake Somerset)

Somerset Dam (Lake Somerset)

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South East Queensland. 50km West of Caboolture

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Class: Flat water

Length: 37km

Gauge: Seqwater

Character: The forested hills around the shoreline are pleasant enough, but the biggest attraction for canoeists is the potential for exploration of the country along the Stanley River.

Suits: Touring kayaks, touring canoes

When the dam is nearly full it is possible to paddle about 37km from The Spit boat ramp to a point on the Stanley River (above the Neurum Road bridge) where the water catchment peters out.

The forested hills around the shoreline are pleasant enough, but the biggest attraction for canoeists is the potential for exploration of the country along the Stanley River and a number of other small inlets and creeks that feed the catchment.

It is not advisable to attempt the flowing waters of the Stanley River between Peachester and the D’Aguilar Highway crossing near Woodford as the frequency of fallen trees along this stretch mean that river conditions vary broadly between “badly obstructed” and “the stuff of nightmares”.

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Putting In: (1) the public boat ramp at The Spit off the Esk Kilcoy Road. (2) the public boat ramp off Kirkleagh Road via the Esk Kilcoy Road. (3) the public boat ramp off Westvale Road about 3.2km south of the Neurum Road turnoff at Villeneuve. Note: the last 1.5km of Westvale Road to the boat ramp turnoff is unsealed.

Taking Out: (1) the public boat ramp at The Spit off the Esk Kilcoy Road. (2) the public boat ramp off Kirkleagh Road via the Esk Kilcoy Road. (3) the public boat ramp off Westvale Road about 3.2km south of the Neurum Road turnoff at Villeneuve. Note: the last 1.5km of Westvale Road to the boat ramp turnoff is unsealed.

Entry Date: July 20 2009

Verified Date: January 01 2015

Verified by: Acacia Canoe Sales and Hire

 

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