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

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Amamoor Creek camping area

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

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)

Nestled beside the Amamoor Creek, this spacious camping area with ironbark and blue gum trees is a great place to camp with your dog.

In the last week of August, this camping area attracts thousands of visitors for the annual Gympie Music Muster. If you are not attending the Gympie Music Muster, consider camping at Cedar Grove camping area (dogs are not permitted).

The Gympie Music Muster manages camp bookings and enquiries for Amamoor Creek camping area from late July to early September.

This camping area is also busy over school and public holidays but at other times it's ideal for peaceful camping and star gazing on clear nights.

Your family dog can camp with you here—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.

Be aware that dogs are not permitted in all areas of Amamoor State Forest. Know where dogs are permitted and access conditions.

Getting there and getting around

Amamoor Creek camping area is 16km west of Amamoor township via Amamoor Creek Road. The last section of Amamoor Creek Road is gravel—suitable for conventional vehicles, including vehicles towing caravans.

Warning! Heavy rain can flood creek crossings. If it’s flooded, forget it! Wait it out. Flood waters in this area rise and fall quickly and are a hazard to life and property. Even in a small amount of water, the current can pick up your car and sweep you away.

Read more information about forest access.

Before you visit

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Amamoor Creek camping area

Amamoor Creek camping area

Photo credit: Ross Naumann, Queensland Government volunteer

Camping area details

Check-in and out times: check-in to your camp after 1pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Campground features: Open grassy camping area in tall open forest featuring ironbark and blue gum trees. Dogs are permitted here, conditions apply.

Location: Travel 16km west from Amamoor township along the Amamoor Creek Road to Amamoor Creek camping area. Read more about access to Amamoor State Forest.

Access: The access road includes an unsealed section and is suitable for conventional vehicles, including vehicles towing caravans.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; caravans; camper trailers; campervans; motor homes; buses; large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets, individual fire rings (bring your own clean firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply) only in communal fire rings provided. Fuel stoves are recommended. If there are fire bans you will need to pack a suitable fuel cooking stove instead—check Park Alerts. Read more about campfires and cooking in forest areas.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags or strong sealable containers, insect repellent, clean firewood. If you need a power source, solar panels and inverters can be used here. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings:

  • Camping bookings from late July to early September at Amamoor Creek camping area and Gympie Muster camping areas are managed by Gympie Muster Ltd. For camping bookings or enquiries during this period visit the Gympie Muster website.
  • For all other time periods, book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. Nearest reliable reception is at Amama day-use area.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Amamoor safely and camp with care.