Jimna State Forest’s landscape is a rich green mosaic of sustainable pine forest plantations and contrasting native forests.
The area has a colourful history of goldmining, with all the 'gold rush' fever that entailed. The last flurry of mining activity in the 1940s yielded 2.8kg of gold.
Jimna township developed largely around the timber industry. Steam-driven sawmills processed timber at Jimna and nearby Sunday Creek.
Yabba Creek is a great place for birdwatching, exploring the creek and discovering its aquatic wildlife. Watch the water quietly around dusk and dawn to spot platypus.
During the day eastern grey kangaroos and lace monitors are often seen in the camping area. After dark possums are active in the trees as they forage for food.
Minimal impact recreation
Help protect our natural resources by minimising your impact.
- Take all your rubbish out of the park and dispose of it responsibly.
- Remove excess packaging at home, before your visit to the forest.
- Pack strong sealable bags or containers to store food and rubbish.
The creek beside this camping and picnic area feeds water into Lake Borumba and the Mary River and on to domestic water supplies. Please keep these headwaters clean.
See Caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages this forest under the Forestry Act 1959, except for plantation areas.
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- Reduced camper numbers due to low creek levels and poor water quality. 8 October to 25 December 2021