Amamoor State Forest Sunshine Coast

Amamoor Creek is a tranquil feature that runs beside Amamoor State Forest’s camping and day-use areas. 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.

Specific conditions

Take all your rubbish out of the forest for appropriate disposal and dispose of it appropriately at a waste disposal facility on you route or when you get home. Rubbish bins are not provided in Amamoor State Forest.

Dogs are permitted in Amamoor Creek camping area—conditions apply:

  • Your dog must be on a leash and under control at all times.
  • Always clean up after your dog—collect waste in a secure bag. Pack bags and a suitable storage container so you can take it away and dispose of it responsibly.

Dogs are not permitted in Cedar Grove camping area.

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

Generators must not be used in the camping areas. Consider neighbouring campers and wildlife by keeping noise to a minimum. Loud noise and music are not permitted after 10pm.

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

Amamoor Creek camping area bookings are managed differently from late July to early September for the Gympie Music Muster (a week-long event that attracts thousands of campers). During this time camping bookings for Amamoor Creek camping area and Gympie Muster camping areas are made through the Gympie Muster website. If you are not attending the Gympie Music Muster, consider camping at Cedar Grove camping area.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the forest.

  • Camp among the gum trees beside the creek and soak up the peace and quiet.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • Camp beside the creek among red cedars and bunya pines and enjoy walks through rainforest and open eucalypt forest.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted