Bowling Green Bay National Park Townsville

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Camping in Bowling Green Bay

Camping areas are located at Cocoa and Salmon creeks in the Cape Cleveland section, and at Baratta Creek in the Bowling Green Bay section. These camping areas are near the coast and are set in coastal woodland and mangrove environments beside intertidal creeks. Facilities are not provided at these camping areas and campers must be completely self-sufficient, carrying food, water and a fuel stove.

Opportunities for remote bush hiking in the park also exist.

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

Park-specific conditions

  • Fires are permitted in Cocoa Creek camping area only – conditions apply. It is recommended to use a fuel or gas stove.
  • Estuarine crocodiles inhabit the coastal sections of the park (Cape Cleveland and Bowling Green Bay). Always be croc wise in croc country.
  • Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.
  • Camper trailer or tent camp beside your four-wheel-drive vehicle beside Cocoa Creek (Cape Cleveland section).

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camping in a beach environment beside Salmon Creek (Cape Cleveland section).

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp close to a mangrove and creek environment in your camper trailer or tent beside your four-wheel-drive vehicle.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Walk-in only camping close to Cockatoo Creek (Mount Elliot section).

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Alligator Falls camping area (Mount Elliot section) is walk-in only camping nestled in a clearing before the falls.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Remote bush camping is available to experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers who wish to undertake extended overnight hikes in the Mount Cleveland section of the park.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Remote bush camping is available to experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers who wish to undertake extended overnight hikes in the Mount Elliot section of the park.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted