Lake Murphy Conservation Park Outback Queensland

Lake Murphy Conservation Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Things to do

    Lake Murphy Conservation Park picnic and camping area. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    Lake Murphy Conservation Park picnic and camping area. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    The Lake access walking track. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    The Lake access walking track. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    A camping area is located within Lake Murphy Conservation Park.

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

    Note, there is no longer any onsite self-registration available.

    Other accommodation

    A range of holiday accommodation is available in and around nearby towns. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Lake Murphy Conservation Park has one circuit track and a short walk to the shoreline of the lake.

    Key to track standards

    The classification system is based on Australian Standards. Please note that while each track is graded according to its most difficult section, other sections may be easier.

    Grade 3 walking trackGrade 3 track

    • Gently sloping, well defined track with slight inclines or few steps.
    • Caution needed on loose gravel surfaces, cliff edges and exposed natural lookouts.
    • Reasonable level of fitness and ankle-supporting footwear required.

    Grade 3 walking trackLake access track—300m one-way (allow 10 minutes)

    Walk from the picnic and camping area to the shores of Lake Murphy.

    Grade 3 walking trackLake Murphy circuit—4km return (allow 1 hour)

    This circuit track follows through the open woodland studded with iron bark trees and Dawson River palms, before following Robinson Creek through forest red gums and returning through woodland to the picnic area.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    The park has a picnic shelter, picnic tables and composting toilets. Bring your own drinking water.

    Boating and fishing

    Boating and fishing are prohibited at Lake Murphy.

    Viewing wildlife

    Look for koalas in the forest red gums or red-necked wallabies grazing the grassy plains. See waders when the lake is full and woodland birds in the forest. If you go spotlighting at night, you might see brushtail possums or greater gliders in the trees along the walking track.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.