Orange Plain Waterhole Camp - Lakefield NP

National Park - Queensland

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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 36 km north of Lakefield ranger base and 16 km north-east of Hann Crossing. The access track for camp site one is 100 m further north.

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


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. 

Bookings: book online, over-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.


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