Sweetwater Lake Camping Area - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland


Turn off the main road at GPS -14.6476, 143.8344 and follow the track until you reach the campground.

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, 2 km south of Lakefield Road—by road the turn-off is 40 km east of Musgrave Roadhouse and 41 km north-west of Hann Crossing.

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. 

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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