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Camping in Blackbraes National Park

Relax at the Emu Swamp camping area and discover the birdlife that lives near this permanent waterhole and surrounding wetlands.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

  • The camping area is open during the drier months—usually from March to November. It may be closed at other times dependent on weather conditions. See park alerts for up-to-date information

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Emu Swamp camping area

Camp near Emu Swamp dam. Photo: Eleanor Collins, Queensland Government.

Camp near Emu Swamp dam. Photo: Eleanor Collins, Queensland Government.

Camping area features: a camp near Emu Swamp dam with minimal shade.

Location: 20.5km from the park entrance.

Maps: Blackbraes National Park map (PDF, 79K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicles and camper trailers only. Care must be taken.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, camper trailers and large groups.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: camp fires are permitted in the fire rings provided. Firewood is not to be collected from the national park.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, fuel or gas stove, trowel or shovel and suitable clothing for cold nights. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
15 September 2016