Saltwater Crossing Camping - Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP

National Park - Queensland

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Turn off the main road at the GPS are follow the track to the campsite. 

Camping area features: camp sites are located on both banks of the tidal Saltwater Creek. Nearby Low Lake and Nifold Plain are ideal for bird watching. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country.

Location: northern part of the park on Saltwater Creek—by road, the causeway is 53 km east of Musgrave Roadhouse and 32 km north-west of Hann Crossing. Sites one and two are on the southern side of Lakefield Road on the eastern bank of the creek; sites three and four are on the northern side of Lakefield Road on the western bank of the creek.

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: nil.

Number of sites: four numbered sites.


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

Camp site surface: sand, dirt and grass (seasonal).

Shade: sites one and two have shade, and sites three and four have no shade.

Facilities: nil.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). 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 (no fresh water is available), 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.


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