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All camping must be booked

All camping in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) must be booked in advance. Campers must purchase an e-permit before arriving at the camping areas. Self-registration is not available and there is no mobile phone coverage on site (there is limited mobile phone coverage near the New Laura ranger base).

To obtain an e-permit, you can:

Making a camping booking may be difficult for campers who have not booked before arriving on the peninsula due to poor mobile phone and internet coverage. Recognising this, QPWS provides self-service kiosk camping permit booking facilities at Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (CYPAL) and Heathlands Regional Park ranger bases as well as QPWS Coen and Cooktown offices. Credit card and camping credits are accepted but no cash facilities are available.

The demand for camping on Cape York Peninsula parks and reserves is growing. The use of online bookings and e-permits will manage this demand sustainably.

Camping in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) has numerous camping opportunities, ranging from secluded sites near scenic waterholes to large camping areas at major river crossings. Information about specific locations is provided in the detailed camping area information below.

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

Maps

Generators

The use of generators is permitted in all camping areas in the park except Kalpowar Crossing. Generators must only be operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Camp fires

Camp fires are allowed, except when fire bans apply. Fire rings should be used when provided. Do not collect firewood in the national park. Always put the fire out with water when you leave your camp site and obey fire restrictions and directions from rangers.

Wildlife

All Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) camping areas are close to creeks, rivers, swamps and waterholes. Estuarine crocodiles occur in these areas—always be croc wise in croc country.

Other native animals often patrol the camping areas and waterways for food scraps. Keep food and rubbish secure at all times and do not feed wildlife—it can affect their health and cause unnatural population increases and aggressive behaviour.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Park-specific conditions

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), including all camping areas, is closed throughout the wet season every year from 1 December to 31 May. All camping areas north of Lakefield ranger base (Sweetwater Lake, Annie River, Five Mile Creek, Saltwater Crossing, Bizant River, Brown Creek, Basin Hole, Top Whiphandle Waterhole, Bottom Whiphandle Waterhole, Orange Plain Waterhole, Hann Crossing, Hanush's Waterhole, Melaleuca Waterhole and Midway Waterhole) remain closed up to and including 30 June. These dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions and camping areas and roads may also be closed after heavy rain. Check park alerts and with Department of Transport and Main Roads or Cook Shire Council for local road conditions. The Bureau of Meteorology provides updated weather reports.

The maximum length of stay at all camping areas is 21 consecutive nights and bookings can be made up to six months in advance. The roads and camping areas within Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) are not suitable for caravans, campervans or buses.

Total self-sufficiency in food, water, equipment for treating water, fuel and vehicle spare parts is essential.

Sweetwater Lake camping area

Camp site one at Sweetwater Lake camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Sweetwater Lake camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to Sweetwater Lake, this is the first camp site in the park when coming from Musgrave Roadhouse. This permanent lagoon is ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park, adjacent to Sweetwater Lake, 2km south of Lakefield Road—by road the turn-off is 40km east of Musgrave Roadhouse and 41km north-west of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The access track opens after June and becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access).

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum two cars and trailers (six people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: nil.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Annie River camping area

Camp site one at Annie River camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Annie River camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the flat above a steep bank of the tidal Annie River, this camp site provides boat access to Princess Charlotte Bay. The nearby Marina Plains Homestead and professional fishing camps are not open to the public. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on the Annie River, 14km north of the junction of Marina Plains Road and Lakefield Road—by road the junction is 42km east of Musgrave Roadhouse and 39km north-west of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access).

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum five cars and trailers (15 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: part shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water (no fresh water is available), rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Five Mile Creek camping area

Camp site one at Five Mile Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Five Mile Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the flat above a steep bank of the tidal Five Mile Creek. Close by is the tidal Annie River. The nearby Marina Plains Homestead and professional fishing camps are not open to the public. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on Five Mile Creek, 19km north-west of the junction of Marina Plains Road and Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 42km east of Musgrave Roadhouse and 39km north-west of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Boat launching: nil.

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum one car and trailer (four people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: nil.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water (no fresh water is available), equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Saltwater Crossing camping area

Camp site one at Saltwater Crossing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Saltwater Crossing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: camp sites are located on both banks of the tidal Saltwater Creek. Nearby Low Lake and Nifold Plain are ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on Saltwater Creek—by road, the causeway is 53km east of Musgrave Roadhouse and 32km north-west of Hann Crossing. Sites one and two are on the southern side of Lakefield Road on the eastern bank of the creek; sites three and four are on the northern side of Lakefield Road on the western bank of the creek.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: four numbered sites.

Site Camp size Other comments
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people). Set back from water.
2 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Steep river bank.
3 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Low river bank with shallow water.
4 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people). Low river bank with shallow water.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: sites one and two have shade, and sites three and four have no shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water (no fresh water is available), rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Bizant River camping area

Camp site one at Bizant River camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Bizant River camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the flat above a steep (2m high) river bank adjacent to the Bizant River boat ramp—an unformed boat ramp providing access to the tidal Bizant River and Princess Charlotte Bay. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on the Bizant River—by road, 25km north-north-east of Hann Crossing and 44km north-north-west of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camp site can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: boat trailer access.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum four cars and trailers (12 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: nil.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water (no fresh water available), rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Brown Creek camping area

Camp site one at Brown Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Brown Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on a high bank at the junction of Brown Creek and Bizant River. It is close to the boat ramp at Bizant River. This camp site is used to access both the Bizant River and Princess Charlotte Bay. The unformed boat ramp is open to the public. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on the junction of Brown Creek and the Bizant River—by road, 26km north-north-east of Hann Crossing and 45km north-north-west of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camp site can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: boat trailer access at nearby Bizant River boat ramp.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum four cars and trailers (12 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: nil.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water (no fresh water available), rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Basin Hole camping area

Camp site one at Basin Hole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Basin Hole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the flat above a steep (2m high) bank of the tidal Jam Tin Creek. Historically, this area was used as a staging post when moving cattle. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on Jam Tin Creek—by road, 28km north of Lakefield ranger base and 9km north-east of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum two cars and trailers (six people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water (no fresh water is available), rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Top Whiphandle Waterhole camping area

Camp site one at Top Whiphandle Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Top Whiphandle Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to shallow water on a low bank on the western side of the Normanby River. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River—by road, 43km north of Lakefield ranger base and 24km north-east of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum two cars and trailers (six people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Bottom Whiphandle Waterhole camping area

Camp site one at Bottom Whiphandle Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Bottom Whiphandle Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on a high ridge a short distance away from the western bank of the Normanby River. This is the most northerly camping area on the Normanby River. This out-of-the-way permanent waterhole is ideal for bank fishing or to just enjoy the peace and quiet. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River. By road, camp site one is 48km north of Lakefield ranger base or 29km north-east of Hann Crossing. Camp site two is a further 3km north.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: two numbered sites

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
2 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Orange Plain Waterhole camping area

Camp site three at Orange Plain Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site three at Orange Plain Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a large permanent waterhole on the steep western bank of the Normanby River. Site one is on a low ridge with a track down to the river—camping is not allowed on the lower river bank. The waterhole is ideal for bank and boat fishing or for relaxing by the water. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River. By road, the access track to camp sites two, three and four is 36km north of Lakefield ranger base and 16km north-east of Hann Crossing. The access track for camp site one is 100m further north.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) northern camping areas map (PDF, 124K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access) from site four only.

Number of sites: four numbered sites

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
3 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
4 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: sites one and four have partial shade, and sites two and three have full shade (not suitable for solar panels).

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Hann Crossing camping area

Camp site 19 at Hann Crossing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site 19 at Hann Crossing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the North Kennedy River, not the Hann River (which joins the North Kennedy River downstream). There are camp sites along both the eastern and western banks of the river offering both boat and bank fishing. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park along the eastern and western banks of the North Kennedy River near the Lakefield Road causeway. By road, the causeway is 28km north-west of the Lakefield ranger base and 81km south-east of Musgrave Roadhouse. Please do not park on the causeway, or near the waterfall on the rock ledge, as this is a story place for local Traditional Owners.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: boat trailer access from sites one and 20 only. Manual launching (no trailer access) from sites two, 11, 12 and 19 only.

Number of sites: 17 numbered sites for general use and two numbered sites for commercial operators only (sites seven and eight). Site 18 is permanently closed.

Site Camp size Other comments
1 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Eastern side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. On a ridge away from river bank at the end of the access track.
2 Maximum 5 cars and trailers (15 people). Eastern side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank.
3 Maximum 5 cars and trailers (15 people). Eastern side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. Two metre high river bank.
4 Maximum 5 cars and trailer (15 people). Eastern side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. Two metre high river bank. Close to amenities block.
5 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people). Eastern side of the river, south of Lakefield Road (directly beside the road). Low (<1m high) sloping river bank.
6 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people). Eastern side of the river, south of Lakefield Road. Low (<1m high) river bank. This site is the furthest upstream.
7 Commercial operator site.
8 Commercial operator site.
9 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank. Close to commercial site and amenities block.
10 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank.
11 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. Two metre high river bank. This site joins site 12 and would suit a very large group.
12 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. Two metre high river bank. This site joins site 11 and would suit a very large group
13 Maximum 1 car and trailer (4 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank. Creek crossing on the access track.
14 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank. Creek crossing on the access track.
15 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank. Creek crossing on the access track.
16 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank. Low-hanging branches. Creek crossing on the access track.
17 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. One metre high river bank. Creek crossings on the access track.
18 Closed.
19 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. Low (<1m high) river bank. Creek crossings on the access track.
20 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people). Western side of the river, north of Lakefield Road. Low (<1m high) river bank. Camping is not allowed on the lower river bank. This site is the furthest downstream and has tidal water. Creek crossings on the access track.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: site 16 has full shade (not suitable for solar panels); sites 1, 9–15, 17, 19 and 20 have partial shade; sites 2–6 have no shade.

Facilities: individual fire rings and hybrid toilets on both sides of the river crossing.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Hanush's Waterhole camping area

Camp site three at Hanushs Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site three at Hanushs Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a large, permanent waterhole on the 5m high western bank of the Normanby River. This permanent waterhole is ideal for fishing and is perfect for very large groups or families who wish to camp close together, as all sites are adjoining. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 8km north of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 6.5km north of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: three numbered sites.

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
3 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: site one has partial shade, and sites two and three have no shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Melaleuca Waterhole camping area

Camp site two at Melaleuca Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site two at Melaleuca Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a large, permanent waterhole on the steep (2–3m high) western bank of the Normanby River, this is an ideal spot for both boat and bank fishing or just enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 16km north of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 6.5km north of Lakefield ranger base. Camp site one is a further 2km north.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access) from site four only.

Number of sites: four numbered sites

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people).
2 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people).
3 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people).
4 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: all sites have partial shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Midway Waterhole camping area

Camp site one at Midway Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Midway Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a large permanent waterhole on the steep western bank of the Normanby River, this spot is ideal for fishing. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 4km west of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 5.5km north-west of Lakefield ranger base and 22.5km south-east of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access: the camping area can be by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access).

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum two cars and trailers (six people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt, rock and sand.

Shade: full shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Kalpowar Crossing camping area

Camp site two at Kalpowar Crossing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site two at Kalpowar Crossing camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the very steep (>5m high) western bank of the Normanby River adjacent to an 8km stretch of permanent fresh waterholes. This camping area offers the most facilities and is popular with locals and travellers alike. This is the only point vehicles can cross the Normanby River to access Cape Melville National Park. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River adjacent to Kalpowar Crossing causeway, 3km north-east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 1km south of Lakefield ranger base. Please do not park on the causeway, or on the rock ledges on either side, as this is a story place for local Traditional Owners.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access:  the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: Boat trailer access at the causeway.

Number of sites: 14 numbered sites for general use and four numbered sites for commercial operators only (sites 12–15).

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars (6 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars (6 people).
3 Maximum 2 cars (6 people).
4 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people).
5 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
6 Maximum 1 car and trailer (4 people).
7 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people).
8 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (12 people).
9 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (12 people).
10 Maximum 2 cars  and trailers (8 people).
11 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people).
12 Commercial operator site.
13 Commercial operator site.
14 Commercial operator site.
15 Commercial operator site.
16 Maximum 1 car and trailer (4 people).
17 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people).
18 Maximum 1 car and trailer (4 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: all sites have shade except sites 16–18.

Facilities: hybrid toilets, cold showers, taps (treat water before drinking) and individual fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: prohibited at Kalpowar Crossing camping area.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Mick Fienn Waterhole camping area

Camp site two at Mick Fienn Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site two at Mick Fienn Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to deep, permanent waterholes on the low (<1m high) western bank of the Normanby River. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 9km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 24km north of New Laura ranger base and 9km south of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only and the access road crosses the Kennedy River. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access) from sites one and two only.

Number of sites: five numbered sites.

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
3 Maximum 3 cars and trailers (8 people).
4 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
5 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: sites one, two and four have partial shade, and sites three and five have no shade.

Facilities: individual and communal fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Dingo Waterhole camping area

Camp site one at Dingo Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Dingo Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a deep, permanent waterhole on the low (<1m high) western bank of the Normanby River. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: central part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 9km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 24km north of New Laura ranger base and 9km south of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 162K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only and the access road crosses the Kennedy River. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access).

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum three cars and trailers (eight people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: individual and communal fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Old Faithful Waterhole camping area

Camp site three at Old Faithful Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site three at Old Faithful Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a deep, permanent waterhole on the steep (2–3m high) western bank of the Normanby River, this is an ideal spot for fishing or simply relaxing at a shady camp site in peaceful surrounds. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park on the western bank of the Normanby River, 6km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 16km north of New Laura ranger base and 17km south of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: three numbered sites.

Site Camp size Other comments
1 Maximum 2 cars (6 people). 2m river bank.
2 Maximum 2 cars and 1 trailer (6 people). 2m river bank.
3 Maximum 2 cars (6 people). 3m river bank.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car or camper trailer (site two only).

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: all sites have shade.

Facilities: individual fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Kennedy Bend camping area

Camp site one at Kennedy Bend camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Kennedy Bend camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a permanent waterhole on the steep eastern bank of the Kennedy River beside the main road, making it more suited to overnight stops than extended stays. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park on the eastern bank of the Kennedy River directly to the west of Lakefield Road—by road, 8km north of New Laura ranger base and 25km south of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access) from sites 2–4 only.

Number of sites: four numbered sites

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
3 Maximum 5 cars and trailers (15 people).
4 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: all sites have part shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Twelve Mile Lagoon camping area

Camp site five at Twelve Mile Lagoon camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site five at Twelve Mile Lagoon camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to both deep and shallow waterholes on the steep (2–4m high) western bank of the Normanby River, near its junction with the Laura River. All camp sites are located on a steep river bank and offer poor boat access. Camp site one is adjacent to a large sandbar and overlooks the junction of the Normanby and Laura rivers. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park on the Normanby River, 12km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is opposite New Laura ranger base, 33km south of Lakefield ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access) from sites five, six and nine only.

Number of sites: eight numbered sites for general use and one numbered site for commercial operators only (site four).

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
3 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
4 Commercial operator site.
5 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (6 people).
6 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people).
7 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people).
8 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people).
9 Maximum 4 cars and trailers (12 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: all sites have shade.

Facilities: individual fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Six Mile Waterhole camping area

Camp site one at Six Mile Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Six Mile Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to a large waterhole on the steep western bank of the Laura River. Nearby are swamps and lagoons, which are ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park on the western bank of the Laura River, 3km east of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 12km north of Old Laura Homestead and 15km south of New Laura ranger base.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for camper trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum two cars (six people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car.

Camp site surface: dirt and sand.

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Old Laura Homestead camping area

Camp site two at Old Laura Homestead camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site two at Old Laura Homestead camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: adjacent to Old Laura Homestead and beside Battle Camp Road, making this are more suited to overnight stops than extended stays. The camping area is a short distance from the Laura River—camping is not allowed on the river.

Location: southern part of the park, adjacent to Battle Camp Road near its junction with Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 27km north of Laura and 24km south of New Laura ranger base. The camping area can also be reached by Battle Camp Road from the east—by road, 111km from Cooktown.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: two numbered sites.

Site Camp size
1 Maximum 5 cars and trailers (15 people).
2 Maximum 2 cars and trailers (8 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers

Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: both sites have shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Horseshoe Lagoon camping area

Camp site one at Horseshoe Lagoon camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Horseshoe Lagoon camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the road to Welcome Waterhole, this site is on a steep bank adjacent to a large waterhole with nearby swamps and lagoons that are ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park, north-west of Battle Camp Road—by road, turn off Battle Camp Road 20km east of Old Laura Homestead and, after 2km, take the left-hand track to the camping area.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for camper trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: One numbered site—maximum four cars (12 people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car.

Camp site surface: dirt and sand.

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Welcome Waterhole camping area

Camp site one at Welcome Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camp site one at Welcome Waterhole camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: on the flat above a steep bank of the Normanby River adjacent to a large waterhole. On the way to the camp site are swamps and lagoons ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: southern part of the park, north-west of Battle Camp Road—by road, turn off Battle Camp Road 20km east of Old Laura Homestead and, after 2km, follow the right-hand track 7km to the camp site.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) southern camping areas map (PDF, 139K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for camper trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: nil.

Number of sites: one numbered site—maximum one car (four people).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car.

Camp site surface: dirt and sand.

Shade: nil.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
3 August 2016