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Camping in Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest

Broadwater camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Broadwater camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Broadwater camping area, in Abergowrie State Forest, provides a large, open, grassy setting surrounded by tall, open eucalypt forests.

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

Park-specific conditions

This is an e-permit camping area—all camping must be booked in advance; self-registration is no longer available.

Fires are only permitted in the fire rings provided. Campers need to bring firewood as it is no longer supplied and must not be collected from Abergowrie State forest.

  • Generators are permitted between 9 am and 12 pm (midday). Generators must only be operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7 m from the generator.
  • Domestic animals are not allowed in Abergowrie State Forest.

Camp sites are not powered.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Broadwater camping area

Camping area features: a shady area under tall eucalypt trees, with a cool creek nearby.

Location: 16 km from the forest entrance.

Map: Broadwater camping area map (PDF, 234K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is accessible to trailers, caravans, buses and motorhomes.

Number of sites: 13 sites (separate but not numbered) and 2 large open areas without separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: water (treat all water before drinking), flushing toilets, cold showers, picnic tables, gas barbecues (in day-use area), communal fire rings and a bulk rubbish bin.

Open fires: allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Generators are permitted between 9 am and 12 pm (midday). Generators must only be operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7 m from the generator.

Essentials to bring: fire wood, insect repellent and rubbish bags. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Advance bookings are required for weekends and school holidays.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
27 March 2017