Expedition National Park Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Robert Ashdown © Qld Govt

Lonesome camping area

The Lonesome bush camping area is set alongside the banks of the Dawson River, this camping area is a grassy area surrounded by brigalow scrub and tall open forest.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
The shade of tall eucalypts covers campers at Lonesome section, Expedition National Park.

The shade of tall eucalypts covers campers at Lonesome section, Expedition National Park. Photo: Melitta Marr © Queensland Government

Camping area features: alongside the banks of the Dawson River, this camping area is a grassy area surrounded by brigalow scrub and tall open forest. Please note that Dawson River does not have permanent water.

Location: located approximately 4km from the lookout, access to the camping area is via the Arcadia Valley Access Road and is approximately 500m from the road.

Map: Lonesome map (PDF, 141.0KB)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles. It is accessible for trailers, campervans, motorhomes and caravans.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surfaces: grass.

Facilities: picnic tables, fire rings.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Bring your own clean-milled firewood. Do not bring in or collect bush wood.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: at least 7 litres of water per person per day (for drinking, cooking and washing), insect repellent, gas stove and fuel, and sealable containers for rubbish. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: limited, generally unavailable.

Visiting safely

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

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