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Camping in Davies Creek and Dinden national parks

Camping is available at Lower Davies Creek camping area in Davies Creek National Park and further along Davies Creek Road at Upper Davies Creek camping area in Dinden National Park. Both are e-permit camping areas—all sites must be booked in advance. Lower Davies Creek camping area can be booked 12 months in advance and Upper Davies Creek camp sites can be booked six months in advance.

There are limited facilities—campers must be self-sufficient. All camp sites are close to Davies Creek and water can be collected from the creek—remember to treat all water before use. Toilets are provided at both camping areas. Fires are allowed at the camp sites in Upper Davies Creek camping area (Dinden National Park), but only in the fireplaces provided. Firewood must not be collected from the parks. Fires are not allowed in Lower Davies Creek camping area (Davies Creek National Park).

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

Park-specific conditions

These are e-permit camping areas—all camping must be booked in advance; self-registration is no longer available. Camping is only permitted in the camping area/camp site(s) you have booked.

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Lower Davies Creek camping area (Davies Creek National Park)

Camping area features: camp sites are nestled among granite boulders in open woodland beside the crystal clear waters of Davies Creek.

Location: in Davies Creek National Park—6.2km from the Kennedy Highway, just off Davies Creek Road.

Map: Lower Davies Creek camping area map (PDF, 187K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle—the road is not suitable for caravans or large motorhomes. Vehicles cannot be driven onto the camp sites beside the creek—it is necessary to park in one of the car parking areas and walk a short distance to these camp sites.

Number of sites: eight sites (separate but not numbered) with a maximum of 10 people per group.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping a short distance away from your car. Small campervans are allowed in the car parking areas but cannot be driven onto the camp sites.

Camp site surface: granite gravel, dirt and sand.

Shade: partial shade

Facilities: picnic tables and wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Open fires: not allowed—fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water (or a water treatment system), rubbish bags, a fuel stove, comprehensive first-aid kit, insect repellent and sun protection. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone. Bookings are essential and are required well in advance for these popular camp sites.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Upper Davies Creek camping area (Dinden National Park)

Camping area features: sites are scattered along a stretch of Davies Creek in tall open forest.

Location: in Dinden National Park—10km along Davies Creek Road (3.8km past Lower Davies Creek camping area).

Map: Upper Davies Creek camping area map (PDF, 150K)

Access: four-wheel-drive or high clearance vehicles are recommended—the road is not suitable for caravans or large motorhomes.

Number of sites: eight separate and numbered sites.

Site number Capacity (number of people) Capacity (number of vehicles) Shade Other information
1 8 Two vehicles and trailers Partial Adjacent to site 2
2 10 Two vehicles and trailers Partial Adjacent to site 1
3 12 Four vehicles and trailers Full Adjacent to site 4
4 10 Three vehicles and trailers Partial Adjacent to site 3
5 10 Two vehicles and trailers Partial Adjacent to site 6
6 6 Three vehicles and 1 trailer Full Adjacent to site 5
7 10 Two vehicles and trailers Partial Adjacent to site 8
8 10 Two vehicles and trailers Partial Adjacent to site 7

Camp sites are suitable for: tents or camper trailer.

Camp site surface: dirt and sand.

Facilities: fire rings with hotplates and pit toilets—each toilet is shared between two adjacent camp sites.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Firewood is not provided and must not be collected from the parks. Bring your own firewood and take any unused firewood home with you. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water (or a water treatment system), rubbish bags, firewood or a fuel stove, comprehensive first-aid kit, insect repellent and sun protection. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, or at a self-service kiosk or by phone. Bookings are essential and can be made six months in advance for all Upper Davies Creek camp sites.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
26 April 2017