Blackbraes National Park Outback Queensland | Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Hospital Spring, Blackbraes NP Photo credit: Fiona O'Grady © Queensland Government

Emu Swamp camping area

Camp near Emu Swamp dam offering wide open space and fantastic wildlife viewing.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking

Camp near Emu Swamp dam.

Photo credit: Eleanor Collins © Queensland Government

Camping area features: open camping area close to Emu Swamp dam, minimal shade.

Location: 20.5km from the turnoff to the park entrance.

Maps: Blackbraes National Park map (PDF, 81.4KB)

Access: by four-wheel-drive vehicles and camper trailers only. Care must be taken on the parks unsealed roads.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: camp fires are permitted in the fire rings provided, except when fire prohibitions or fire bans are in place. Bring clean firewood such as untreated, mill off-cuts—collecting firewood from the park is prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

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 before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.