Emu Swamp Camping Area - Blackbraes National Park

National Park - Queensland


Relax at the Emu Swamp camping area and discover the birdlife that lives near this permanent waterhole and surrounding wetlands.

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

Park-specific conditions

The camping area is open during the drier months—usually from March to November. It may be closed at other times dependent on weather conditions. See park alerts for up-to-date information

Camping area features: a camp near Emu Swamp dam with minimal shade.

Location: 20.5km from the park entrance.

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicles and camper trailers only. Care must be taken.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: camp fires are permitted in the fire rings provided. Firewood is not to be collected from the national park.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, fuel or gas stove, trowel or shovel and suitable clothing for cold nights. 

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

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Camping Fee - Family $27.00
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