Clancys Camping Area - Benarkin State Forest

National Park - Queensland


Benarkin is about 150 km or two hours drive north-west of Brisbane.Turn off the D'Aguilar Highway at the Benarkin day-use area 3.5 km east of Blackbutt. A scenic gravel road leads a further 16 km down the range to camping and day-use areas beside Emu Creek. 

Clancys camping area is beside the Bicentennial National Trail. The nearby creek is quite shallow, making this an ideal family camp site. You can camp with your dog at Clancys camping area, providing it is under control and restrained by a leash at all times. You can camp near your horse at Clancys camping area. Tether or yard your horses uphill from the fenced area, and either water them downstream from the camping area or carry water to them.

Camping area features: Large, open grassy area adjacent to Emu Creek. Dogs permitted overnight. Horses should be tethered away from the camping area and watered downstream (or water carried to them).

Location: 14km into Benarkin State Forest via Forest Drive, adjacent to Emu Creek.

Access: Accessible by conventional vehicles (with care) via gravel road with some steep, narrow and winding sections. Watch for logging trucks. It is accessible for trailers, caravans, motorhomes and buses with care.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites for up to 60 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers; motorhomes; large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Flushing toilets, tap water (treat before drinking).

Open fires: Fuel stoves are recommended. Wood fires are allowed in the constructed fireplaces provided (except when fire bans apply).

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove. Bring your own firewood if you want to use the fireplaces.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

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Camping Fee $6.65
Per person, per night - from

Camping Fee - Family $26.60
Per family, per night (up to 2 adults, 6 children under 18 years) - from