UPDATE after wet season. Southern camping areas open, northern camping areas remain closed: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)

Closure status: A facility or feature within the park is closed

Park or facility closure
1 December 2021 to 30 June 2022
10 November 2021 4:13pm
21 June 2022 12:15pm

This alert applies to the following park:

Camping areas north of Lakefield ranger base, Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), remain closed for the wet season, please see below for detailed information on reopening dates.

The following camping areas, south of Lakefield ranger base are now open:

  • Kalpowar Crossing
  • Mick Fienn Waterhole
  • Dingo Waterhole
  • Old Faithful Waterhole
  • Kennedy Bend
  • Twelve Mile Lagoon – please note sites 7 and 8 will remain closed for cultural purposes.
  • Six Mile Waterhole
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Horseshoe Lagoon
  • Welcome Waterhole

The following camping areas, north of Lakefield ranger base are anticipated to reopen 1 July 2022 (weather and road conditions dependent):

  • Sweetwater Lake
  • Annie River
  • Five Mile Creek
  • Seven Mile
  • Saltwater Crossing
  • Bizant River
  • Brown Creek
  • Basin Hole
  • Top Whiphandle Waterhole
  • Bottom Whiphandle Waterhole
  • Orange Plain Waterhole
  • Hann Crossing
  • Hanush’s Waterhole
  • Melaleuca Waterhole
  • Midway Waterhole

Please monitor park alerts for current information. Please see Cook Shire Council website for up-to-date information on Lakefield Road and Battle Camp Road conditions.

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