Forgan Cove | Lake Samsonvale

About Forgan Cove | Lake Samsonvale

Forgan Cove is a park at Lake Samsonvale, located in Joyner near Brisbane. This cove is a perfect day-use area for people who want to have a picnic, kayak, walk or fish. Forgan Cove has beautiful views of Lake Samsonvale and is a perfect place to visit on a warm, sunny day.

Spend a day at Forgan Cove

Forgan Cove is the perfect place for a nice day out. This lake near Brisbane provides a variety of activities you can do. The Forgan Cove day-use area is open to tourists in the warmer months from September to April from 5:30 am – 6:30 pm and in the cooler month 6:00 am to 5:30 pm from May till August.

Bird Watching

Home to a wide variety of bird species, Forgan Cove is a perfect place to watch birds. This natural attraction facilitates a perfect setting for many bird species and animals. 135 bird species have been spotted in this area including the Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Silvereye, Australian Pelican and more. If you're planning a day of bird watching at Forgan Cove remember to keep your distance from the animals and respect their homes.


Looking for a place close to Brisbane to do some fishing? Forgan Cove is the perfect target for doing just that. Located on Lake Samsonvale at the North Pine Dam, the lake has provided the region with urban water for more than forty years. Forgan Cove is the ideal fishing spot for Australian bass, silver perch, red claw crayfish and more. Before you head off to fish, a fishing permit is required for the recreational area of Lake Samsonvale, you can purchase your fishing permit here.

More Fun

More activities you can at Forgan Cove include; picnics, kayaking, hiking and biking. A common trail path starts at the Bullocky Rest Day Use Area which ends at Forgan Cove. You'll be captivated by the stunning views of Lake Samsonvale and the natural beauty of the surrounding bush on your walk along this path. The intermediate walking path has a walking distance of 4.2 kilometres, and it takes an hour and a half to complete. If you've finished your walk and reached Forgan Cove, the designated picnic area is a perfect place to kick your feet and relax.

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Last Updated: 9am 17 Aug 2020


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