Benarkin State Forest Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

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Camping in Benarkin

Benarkin State Forest has two camping areas: Clancys and Emu Creek. Both are open areas beside Emu Creek (a tributary of the Brisbane River) and cater for a range of camping experiences from tents to caravans and motorhomes.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Permits must be obtained before setting up camp. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite.

Park-specific conditions

  • Maximum length of stay is 14 nights.
  • Dogs are allowed overnight in Clancys camping area provided they are under control and restrained on a leash at all times.
  • Supervise children closely—Emu Creek flows nearby both camping areas.

Emu Creek may rise suddenly without warning.

  • The camping area features a large, open grassy area adjacent to the Bicentennial National Trail.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • Dogs permitted (on leash)
  • The camping area features a large, open grassy area with vehicle access to sites.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted