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Things to do
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.
- Find out more about camping in Lake Murphy Conservation Park.
- Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Note, there is no longer any onsite self-registration available.
A range of holiday accommodation is available in and around nearby towns. For more information see the tourism information links.
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 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.
Lake access track—300m one-way (allow 10 minutes)
Walk from the picnic and camping area to the shores of Lake Murphy.
Lake 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.
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.