Main Range Conservation Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Mark Nemeth © Queensland Government

Glen Rock camping area

Surrounded by dramatic ridgelines and not far from the creek, Glen Rock camping area offers small groups shade and seclusion, and large groups an open grassy area.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Camping area facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseriding

Set up camp under a shady tree in the lower camping area or gather with your friends in the grassy, open group area. Make this your base to explore the park, or just sit back and relax in nature.

Stroll to the creek to watch wildlife or hike up the steep track to Mount Machar.

Shared trails suitable for walking, cycling and horse-riding lead upstream along the valley floor, or up the steep ridgeline. Take in views across the valley to Glen Rock and the mountain-clad ranges beyond.

Getting there and getting around

Glen Rock camping area is in Main Range Conservation Park  about 130km southwest of Brisbane and 40km south of Gatton in south-east Queensland’s Lockyer Valley.

  • The camping area is at the southern end of East Haldon Road.
  • Road signs pointing to Glen Rock Regional Park (the park’s former name) direct the way.

The road to the park is narrow and winding, with numerous creek crossings that flood after heavy rain.

From Gatton

  • At the western edge of Gatton, turn south off the Gatton−Toowoomba Road onto Mount Sylvia Road.
  • Travel south through Tenthill to Junction View.
  • At the old Junction View State School veer left and follow East Haldon Road to the park.
  • Continue to the end of the road. The last 4km to the park entrance is gravel.


There is a ramp comprised of dirt transitioning to concrete and then pavers with a 90 degree turn onto the wooden decking which has balustrade on both sides and a 1300mm wide opening. Access to the left hand ambulant toilet and shower (cold) with grabrail is through an 800mm wide door jamb. Nearby access from the carpark is via steps.

Sheltered picnic tables are set on gravel with fixed chairs on all four sides.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Glen Rock camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping area features: a grassy creek flat surrounded by dramatic ridgelines. Bottlebrush trees and Lomandra sp. grow throughout the camping area providing shade and seclusion for campers. The upper level is large, open camping area set in open forest.

Location: at the southern end of East Haldon Road in Main Range Conservation Park (formerly Glen Rock State Forest).

Access: can be reached by conventional vehicle.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. If you book or register as a group, you must camp together.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, trailers, caravans or camper vans. Campers with a horse float are to camp in the group camping area only.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: toilets, showers (cold water only), fireplaces and several sheltered picnic tables. A horse yard is provided a short distance from the camping area. Tap water is provided in the camping area but must be boiled or chemically treated before drinking.

Open fires: permitted in the fireplaces provided, except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Bring your own firewood—untreated, milled timber off-cuts are recommended. Do not collect wood from the park. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: water, rubbish bags, firewood, insect repellent and first-aid kit. A fuel or gas stove is recommended for cooking. Water must be treated before drinking—bring a stove for boiling water and/or water purification equipment or chemical tablets.

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

Mobile phone coverage: Poor.Depending on the service provider, it may be possible to get a signal from peaks and high ridges.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Main Range Conservation Park safely and camp with care.