Camping area features: on the North Kennedy River, not the Hann River (which joins the North Kennedy River downstream). There are camp sites along both the eastern and western banks of the river offering both boat and bank fishing. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.
Location: central part of the park along the eastern and western banks of the North Kennedy River near the Lakefield Road causeway. By road, the causeway is 28 km north-west of the Lakefield ranger base and 81 km south-east of Musgrave Roadhouse. Please do not park on the causeway, or near the waterfall on the rock ledge, as this is a story place for local Traditional Owners.
Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.
Boat launching: boat trailer access from sites one and 20 only. Manual launching (no trailer access) from sites two, 11, 12 and 19 only.
Number of sites: 17 numbered sites for general use and two numbered sites for commercial operators only (sites seven and eight). Site 18 is permanently closed.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.
Camp site surface: dirt and grass (seasonal).
Shade: site 16 has full shade (not suitable for solar panels); sites 1, 9–15, 17, 19 and 20 have partial shade; sites 2–6 have no shade.
Facilities: individual fire rings and hybrid toilets on both sides of the river crossing.
Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.
Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle.
Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for May to August and the September school holidays.
Mobile phone coverage: not available.
Lakefield, Queensland, 4892
Coordinates & Contact Details-14.765992, 144.0813813 74 68
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