Byfield National Park, Conservation Park and State Forest Capricorn

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Photo credit: Naomi Scott © Queensland Government

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Red Rock (tent site) camping area

Red Rock camping area is an open grassy area surrounded by pine forest plantation.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)

Features: open grassy areas surrounded by pine forest plantation.

Location: 1km along the turn-off signed on Byfield Road, just before the Byfield Forestry office.

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is accessible for trailers, caravans and small motorhomes. Read about driving access.

Map: Red Rock map (PDF, 157.4KB)

Number of sites: 10 vehicle camp sites and four walk-in tent camp sites. Camp sites are not numbered.

Camp sites are suitable for: vehicle-based camping, small caravans, camper trailers or small motorhomes (to the right of access road) and walk-in tent camping (to the left of access road).

Camp site surface: grass/dirt.

Facilities: all camp sites have a fireplace and table. Wheelchair-accessible camp sites are available closest to the toilets. Water must be treated before drinking.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) only in fireplaces provided. Bring your own clean, milled timber. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Pets: dogs are only permitted at Red Rock camping area and must be on a leash at all times. Pets are not permitted at Upper Stony or Water Park Creek.

Generators: allowed. Generators may be operated only between 8am and 7pm providing they have a sound rating of 65 decibels (2.0Kva) or less.

Essentials to bring: insect repellent, sun protection and sturdy rubbish bags. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Red Rock is particularly popular during school holidays. Book your camping permit well in advance, and please note that sites are occupied on a first-in, first-choice basis.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Visiting safely

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