Emu Creek Camping Area - Benarkin State Forest

National Park - Queensland


Stay overnight at one of two camping areas situated on small flats beside Emu Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River. Depending on what time of the year you visit, Emu Creek may be flowing, completely dry or anywhere in between. It usually flows following heavy to moderate rainfall in the local area. The camping area have toilets, barbecues and tap water (boil or treat before drinking).

Emu Creek camping and day-use area,  has cold showers and is set among tall trees near a large waterhole. Dogs are not permitted in this camping area.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Permits must be booked prior to arrival as permits cannot be issued on site.

Camping area features: Large, open grassy area with vehicle access to sites. Ideal for family camping. Dogs are not allowed in camping area, but are allowed on a leash in the adjacent day-use area.

Location: 16km 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. The road can be very slippery in wet conditions, please be careful and drive accordingly. 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 150 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, cold showers, 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