Wyaralong's a top visitor spot

ESCAPE: The Eastern Trailhead near the Wyaralong Dam project is now open for recreational activities. Photo: file
ESCAPE: The Eastern Trailhead near the Wyaralong Dam project is now open for recreational activities. Photo: file

IF A relaxing afternoon by the water is tempting then a drive to the newly constructed Wyaralong Dam is in order.

The multi-million dollar dam in the picturesque Scenic Rim, now operated by SEQ Water Grid, has had one of its lookouts opened to the public.

Located close to the Wyaralong Dam wall, the Eastern Trailhead is a perfect location for day and multi-day visitors.

The site, located off the Beaudesert-Boonah Rd at Wyaralong has picnic facilities, campgrounds, toilets and plenty of parking space.

There is plenty on offer to suit horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers, with the site an ideal starting point to explore multi-user trails located on the northern side of the dam wall.

An SEQ Water Grid spokeswoman said the Eastern Trailhead was proving popular with the public with thousands of people having flocked to the recreational facility since it opened to the public earlier this month.

“Mt Joyce Escape Recreation Park, as part of Wyaralong Dam, provides 40 kilometres of multi-use recreation trails, 25 kilometres of competition standard mountain bike tracks, day use and overnight facilities,” the spokeswoman said.

“Barbecuing, picnicking, boating (electric-powered motors and paddle craft), water sports, canoeing, kayaking and fishing are just some of the recreational activities offered.”

The park is open from 6am to 6pm everyday.

“With the exception of the designated camping grounds, you are not permitted to access the Park outside these times unless you have a permit to do so,” the spokeswoman said.

The Western Trailhead, is anticipated to open to the public by the end of the month.

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