Camping conditions are considered ideal.

But families are being warned to keep it safe.

Minister for Water Glenn Butcher said while the rise in lake levels was sure to attract holiday makers to SEQ lakes, it was important people remembered to Play It Safe during this busy summer period.

“Topped up lakes and lush green trails are ideal conditions to enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding these holidays,” Mr Butcher said.

“While we know people are eager to explore the great outdoors, it’s important to be vigilant when it comes to your safety and the safety of those around you.”

Recreation safety tips:

  • Wearing a life jacket can save your life
  • Watch out for submerged objects – they can cause vessel damage and result in injuries
  • Check the conditions! Make sure you check the weather forecast and the condition of your boat before heading out
  • Only swim in designated areas – for your safety and the safety of others
  • Dogs are only allowed at a small number of sites, and they must stay within the dogs-on-leash areas
  • Don’t drink and drive a car or boat
  • Boaties and jet-skiers must observe the on-water speed limits and distance rules
  • When you are water skiing, you must travel in an anti-clockwise direction
  • Please be patient and courteous with other visitors, abide by the rules and stick to the permitted activities for the location
  • Supervise children at all times
  • Bring a backpack with your essentials – a mobile phone, sun protection, first aid kit and reusable water bottle.
  • Do the right thing – put rubbish in the bins.

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