Located on the western confluence of the Alice and Mitchell rivers, the park protects floodplains clad in bloodwood, box and paperbark woodlands, interspersed with creeks, waterholes and wetlands.
Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) is the first national park to be returned to Traditional Owners. The park is jointly managed by the Errk Oykangand National Park Land Trust and the Queensland Government in accordance with an Indigenous Management Agreement and other land management arrangements. Read more about joint management of Cape York Peninsula national parks.
In the western Cape York Peninsula about 609km west-north-west of Cairns
Errk Oykangand National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land (CYPAL)), pronounced ‘air-k-oy-kun-gund’, is a living, cultural landscape rich in traditional significance for the Uw Oykangand people (the language group of the ‘people of the outside waterholes’). They welcome you to the park.
- No camping
- Upcoming wet season closure: Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) 1 November 2021 to 30 April 2022
- Drive with extreme caution: Errk Oykangand National Park (CYPAL) 27 July to 27 October 2021