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Things to do
Two camping areas are provided in Amamoor State Forest—Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area.
Camping permits for all camp sites must be booked in advance, online, over-the-counter or by phone.
A range of holiday accommodation is available in the Gympie area. For more information see the tourism information links.
Walkers can explore the park on several walking tracks and forest roads provide opportunities for horse riders and mountain-bike riders.
If you are looking for a quiet escape, avoid visiting the park in the week leading up to and during the annual Gympie Music Muster event held in the last week of August. The popular music event transforms the area around the Amamoor Creek camping area and attracts thousands of campers and visitors to the park.
Several graded walking tracks offer the chance to explore remnant dry rainforests and pine plantations, view the cascading creeks, picturesque waterfalls and waterholes within Amamoor State Forest.
Picnic facilities are provided beside Amamoor Creek at Amama day-use area. Facilities include individual fire rings, picnic tables, toilets and non-potable tap water. Bring your own fuel stove or clean, milled firewood.
Dogs are permitted in Amama day-use 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 and bicycles may be ridden on roads in these forests. Horse access is restricted to the forest roads. Horses are not permitted in other areas of Amamoor State Forest, including the camping areas.
Read about the horseriding trail networks in this region.