Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

Amamoor Creek is a tranquil feature of Amamoor State Forest, which includes creek-side camping, rainforest walks and even a swimming hole! Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Be inspired: ‘Paw-some’ camping fun for the whole family (and the dog) at Amamoor!

Hate having to start your holiday with a tear-jerking separation from your fur baby? Leaving your dog behind can be ‘ruff’, so don’t let it put a ‘paws’ on planning your next family camping trip! Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Camping with your four-legged friend in South East Queensland

Does your dog love new adventures just like you? There’s no need to leave your pooch pining for you at home when there’s long walks, new smells, and plenty of exploring to be had by your four-legged friend. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Explore the Sunshine and Fraser coasts—your go-to weekend escapes!

They’re renowned for surf and sun-drenched beaches, and deservedly-so, but take a closer look and you’ll find the Sunshine and Fraser coasts have so much more in store! Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Camping in Amamoor

There are two camping areas in Amamoor State Forest—Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area. Both are accessed by unsealed roads that are suitable for conventional vehicles. Grassy camp sites are located in rainforest and open forest settings.

Permits

Camping permits for all camp sites must be booked in advance, online, over-the-counter or by phone. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Take all your rubbish out of the park for appropriate disposal. Rubbish bins are not provided in Amamoor State Forest. Be considerate of local communities by taking your rubbish to a waste disposal facility on your route or home for appropriate disposal.

Dogs are not permitted in Cedar Grove camping area.

Dogs are permitted in Amamoor Creek camping area—they must be on a leash and under control at all times. Make sure you pick up your dog’s faeces, carry it with you and dispose of it responsibly.

Horses are not permitted in the camping areas or overnight anywhere within Amamoor State Forest.

Bring a fuel stove for cooking. If you want to use the fire rings provided you will need to bring your own clean, milled firewood. It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest.

Amamoor Creek camping area bookings during the Gympie Music Muster. The Gympie Music Muster attracts thousands of campers to Amamoor State Forest. Camping bookings from late July to early September at Amamoor Creek and Gympie Muster camping areas are managed by Gympie Muster Ltd. For camping bookings or enquiries during this period visit the Gympie Muster website.

If you want to camp at Amamoor in the week leading up to and during the annual Gympie Music Muster event (held in the last week of August) and are not attending the Gympie Music Muster, consider camping at Cedar Grove camping area.

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  • Camp among the gum trees beside the creek and soak up the peace and quiet, or join the crowds for the popular Gympie Music Muster.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • Camp beside the creek among red cedars and bunya pines and enjoy camp fires, rainforest walks and refreshing swims.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.