Wet season closure: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)

Closure status: Entire park is closed to the public

Park or facility closure
1 December 2023 to 14 July 2024
17 November 2023 11:06am
1 December 2023 11:25am

This alert applies to the following park:

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) is closed for the wet season. Predicting re-opening dates is a challenge and will depend on the type of wet season, road and weather conditions, as well as ensuring camp sites are safe to reopen.

The following camping areas south of Lakefield ranger base are anticipated to reopen 1 June 2024:

  • Kalpowar Crossing
  • Mick Fienn Waterhole
  • Dingo Waterhole
  • Old Faithful Waterhole
  • Kennedy Bend
  • Twelve Mile Lagoon
  • Six Mile Waterhole
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Horseshoe Lagoon
  • Welcome Waterhole

Due to the unpredictable nature of wet seasons and the need to open camp sites when it is safe to do so, the following sites (north of Lakefield ranger base) will be available to be booked from Monday 15 July 2024. Conditions throughout the wet season will be closely monitored and this date will be modified accordingly. This park alert will be updated as it becomes clearer when these sites can be safely opened:

  • 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
  • Hanushs Waterhole
  • Melaleuca Waterhole
  • Midway Waterhole

Please monitor park alerts for current information.

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