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Camping in Amamoor State Forest

There are two camping areas in Amamoor State Forest—Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area. Both are accessed by unsealed roads that are suitable for conventional vehicles. Grassy campsites are located in rainforest and open forest settings.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite.

Park-specific conditions

Take all your rubbish out of the park for appropriate disposal. Rubbish bins are not provided in Amamoor State Forest. The nearest refuse transfer station: Amamoor-Kandanga Road, 1km south of Amamoor township. Open daily Monday to Sunday.

Dogs are only permitted in Amamoor Creek camping area—they must be on a leash and under control at all times.

Bring a fuel stove for cooking. If you want to use the fire rings provided you will need to bring your own clean, milled firewood. It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest.

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Cedar Grove camping area

Cedar Grove camping area, Amamoor State Forest. Photo: Ross Naumann, NPRSR volunteer.

Cedar Grove camping area, Amamoor State Forest. Photo: Ross Naumann, NPRSR volunteer.

Campground features: Open grassy camping area beside riverine rainforest, tall open forest and Amamoor Creek. Dogs are not permitted here.

Location: Travel 12km west from Amamoor township along the Amamoor Creek Road to Cedar Grove camping area.

Access: The access road is unsealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers; campervans; motor homes; large groups.

Campsite surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets, individual fire rings (bring your own clean-milled firewood), walking tracks, pay phone.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply) only in fire rings provided. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, clean-milled firewood. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. A pay phone is located on the back of camping area registration stand.

Amamoor Creek camping area

Amamoor Creek camping area, Amamoor State Forest. Photo: Ross Naumann, NPRSR volunteer.

Amamoor Creek camping area, Amamoor State Forest. Photo: Ross Naumann, NPRSR volunteer.

Campground features: Open grassy camping area in tall open forest featuring iron bark and blue gum. Dogs are permitted here.

Location: Travel 16km west from Amamoor township along the Amamoor Creek Road to Amamoor Creek camping area. About 4km west of Cedar Grove camping area.

Access: The access road is unsealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; caravans; camper trailers; campervans; motor homes; buses; large groups.

Campsite surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets, barbecues, individual fire rings (bring your own clean-milled firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply) only in fire rings provided. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, clean-milled firewood. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: 

  • Camping bookings from late July to early September at Amamoor Creek camping area and Gympie Muster camping areas are managed by Gympie Muster Ltd. For camping bookings or enquiries during this period visit the Gympie Muster website.
  • For all other time periods, book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. The nearest pay phone is located on the back of the Cedar Grove camping area registration stand.

Last updated
20 August 2014