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)
  • Walking
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
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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