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Published June 23rd 2016
Dam It's Somerset
It is such a beautiful area to explore, and I had no idea it was so close to Brisbane. I'd not been there before, but on a return journey from Esk, I chose to take an unknown route, well, unknown to me, which took me along the edge of the Somerset Dam at its northern end. I am now planning to explore further.
Somerset Dam Wall
About 4 kms north of Esk, I took the alternate route to Kilcoy – along the Esk-Kilcoy Road. The road winds around passing parks, with quite a few spots to stop and explore. Time was my enemy on this day, but I did manage to explore and walk around some of the areas.
More of the Lake
It is popular for boating and fishing – and a great place for canoeing and other boating activities including skiing. Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe are stocked with fish – yellowbelly, bass, silver perch, eel-tail catfish, sangle perch, mary cod and saratoga. You will need a permit to fish there.
Somerset's Coronation Hall
There are parks along the lake for camping and there's also plenty of other accommodation in the region including caravan parks, B & B's and more.