Benarkin State Forest Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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Emu Creek camping area

The camping area features a large, open grassy area with vehicle access to sites.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Horse
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Cold showers
  • Shower cubicle (BYO shower)
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
Image of Emu Creek camping area. Photo: K. Smith, Qld Govt.

Emu Creek camping area.

Photo credit: K. Smith, Queensland Government

Camping area features: Large, open grassy area with vehicle access to sites. Ideal for family camping. Dogs are not allowed in camping area, but are allowed on a leash in the adjacent day-use area.

Location: 16km into Benarkin State Forest via Forest Drive, adjacent to Emu Creek.

Access: Accessible by conventional vehicles (with care) via gravel road with some steep, narrow and winding sections. The road can be very slippery in wet conditions, please be careful and drive accordingly. Watch for logging trucks. It is accessible for trailers, caravans, motorhomes and buses with care.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites for up to 150 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers; motorhomes; large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Flushing toilets, cold showers, tap water (treat before drinking).

Open fires: Fuel stoves are recommended. Wood fires are allowed in the constructed fireplaces provided (except when fire bans apply).

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove. Bring your own firewood if you want to use the fireplaces.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.