St Lawrence Recreational Reserve

Private Campground - Queensland

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Located halfway between Rockhampton & Mackay. Turn east off Bruce Hwy onto St. Lawrence Access Road & travel approx 5kms. The reserve is on left, 1km from township. Large campground with excellent facilities. There are grassy sites as well. 

The camp ground is split into generator and non-generator areas. Toilets, hot shower ($1/3mins), free gas BBQ, stables, dump station. Pet friendly. The township is just 1km away with a post office, police station, a shop and a pub.  

Overnight camping at St Lawrence is charged at $12.50 per night for a maximum stay of 14 consecutive nights.

Please be advised it is recommended travellers fill their vans prior to arrival at St Lawrence, as currently there is no potable water available for filling caravans. 

St Lawrence does have water available for drinking, showering and cooking.  

Payment can be made via the following options, however we encourage campers with access to a smartphone to use the Parkmobile app for payment:

  • Smartphone using the Parkmobile appParkmobile logo
  • Online at www.parkmobile.com.au
  • By calling Council on 1300 ISAACS (47 22 27) during business hours
  • Over the counter at Council offices during business hours

Easy steps to use Parkmobile

  1. Register your details online at www.parkmobile.com.au or via the Parkmobile app
  2. Upon arrival look for the Parkmobile sign at St Lawrence and Carmila camp grounds
  3. Enter St Lawrence’s Parkmobile zone number (80002) displayed on the Parkmobile sign, your vehicle’s registration number and the number of nights you wish to stay.

Parkmobile offers an SMS confirmation and reminder service once you have paid for camping. This service charges 25c per SMS. You can opt-out of this service under the Parkmobile ‘Settings’ tab on your smartphone.

For more information on paying for camping using Parkmobile please contact Customer Service on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).


CMCA User
 08/07/2014
Team Tripigy has been through St Lawrence a number of times. It gets pretty busy but the facilities are very clean there is water showers toilets and even undercover tables etc. Theres a small donation tin which we recommend that everyone puts in a small donation to keep the place running.

CMCA User
 24/06/2016
For that you get a hot shower that costs extra. There is water here but it is labelled Rain water in use. For me rain water is rain you catch in a bucket. This is tank water. A lot of people think tank water is good it can be but if you are like my sister who caught Gardia from poorly stored water you would not drink anything not labelled specifically potable water. The toilets are clean and of course there is no power. The area is level and most of it has a good gravel base and there are some shady trees. There are Bar-B-Ques, I don't know if they work but they are clean. The payment method seems complicated on a weekend but luckily there is a donation box. I mistakenly thought this place would be near the sea but is seems to be near marshy type land. Great if you are a bird watcher. For me I would stay at Waverly Creek rest area 8km south.

cmca.79106
 25/09/2021
Dry and dusty but facilities very clean. I found the payment app hard to use so gave up and put money in the donation box near the info board at the toilets.

CMCA User
 15/06/2016
Most of what's written above is true, however there is no longer any water for tanks and there are NO powered sites whatsoever. Showers available for $1 for each 3 minutes. Good site though.

CMCA User
 01/09/2018
Great spot for a night or two, toilets showers and dump point available. Hotel on the town does meals.

cmca.120281
 29/05/2021
This is still a good place to to stay (better than all the 'gravel pits' next to the hwy). Still well maintained and panty of room with bird and animal life around.

CMCA User
 01/09/2018
Clean amentities blocks. Good value. Water and Dump point. Thks Isaac Council.

CMCA User
 05/04/2016
Unfortunately there is now a charge at this stop, facilities are still good, there were only two other vans there the night we stayed.
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Camping Fee $12.50
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