Boynedale Bush Camp

Free Camping - Queensland


Turn off Gladstone-Monto Road at GPS -24.218056, 151.240376 onto the unsealed road, head over the rail tracks and follow the road until you reach the campsites at the GPS co-ordinates.

A basic facility, the bush camp is provided free to the public for camping for up to seven days within a thirty day period. The Gladstone Area Water Board has established toilet facilities, shelters and fire-circles. Depending on changing water levels , the launching of small watercraft may be possible. There's also a lookout nearby which provides great views of Lake Awoonga and Castletower National Park.

Please note that there is no electricity supply, rubbish bins or potable water available so campers must provide their own water. Note also that the bushcamp is operated as a sustainable campsite i.e.. campers are encouraged to leave their camp site tidy and any waste is to be removed and disposed of at an approved facility.  Roads are unsealed and may become slippery and boggy in wet weather.

Lake Awoonga is a wildlife sanctuary, GAWB discourages visitors from bringing pets to the area. Small dogs may be allowed at the Boynedale Bush Camp, and must be kept strictly under control at all times.

Camping at Lake Awoonga is permitted only at the Boynedale Bush Camp or at the main Lake Awoonga Recreation Area.

Every time we come here we enjoy it even more, this time is mid week and it is very peaceful. Facilities are still good and rangers maintain the grounds well. There is no potable water so be prepared and carry sufficient supplies. The old Monto to Gladstone rail line which runs past the back of the campground is being pulled up and they appear to be making a rail trail for hikers and bike riders. This when completed will enhance the site even more for those enthusiasts.

A great camp area to chill out for a few days. Clean well kept and spacious. There are toilets however self contained vehicles can enjoy the shade parking away from them. Would certainly stop there again.

Sept 2021, bush camp is open. No water in the lake at the moment. As for the unused rail line, it appears to have been removed and the land has been "absorbed" by the farms. Camp ground is well maintained.

17th July 2020 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE still closed as of 19th October 2020 41257 Brian

Stayed here again in Jan 2016 and like it even better each time we come. Very relaxing site on the banks of the dam and very spacious. It is very popular and does get busy in holiday times. There are boat launching facilities for the fisherman. There are toilet, some picnic tables and fire rings but no other facilities. Can stay a max of 7 days in any 30 day period.

Nice well maintained spot with plenty of space peace and quiet. Excellent for self contained vehicles. Will definitely call there again.

Lovely spot to get away from it all. There are no facilities nearby so you have to be prepared with all you need. Toilets are available
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