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Camping along the Misty Mountains wilderness tracks

Camping is also permitted adjacent to the Misty Mountains in Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park (South Johnstone and Henrietta Creek camping areas) and Tully Gorge National Park (Tully Gorge and Cochable Creek camping areas).

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

The camping areas are all small clearings that sometimes become overgrown with long grass and shrubs. If you cannot find the designated clearing you can camp off the tracks in any suitable site.

Creek water, which should be treated before drinking, is available at all camping areas except Walters Waterhole camping area.

Native rats can chew through packs, tents and bags to reach food. Use metal storage containers or hang food in trees.

Read more about things to know before you go, staying safe and looking after the park.

Koolmoon Creek track

Rainforest creek, Koolmoon Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

Rainforest creek, Koolmoon Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

Koolmoon Creek headwaters camping area

Camping area features: a small clearing in the rainforest near Koolmoon Creek, identified by a timber totem. 

Location: on Koolmoon Creek track, 1.3km from Koolmoon Creek headwaters trailhead—1km from the trailhead is the turn-off to the 300m track to the camping area. If walking Koolmoon Creek track from the south it is 11.3km from Walters Waterhole camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum camping area capacity is 10 people or five small tents.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available 30m from the camping area but should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Walters Waterhole camping area

Camping area features: a large open level clearing at the junction of two sections of track, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Koolmoon Creek track, 3.4km from Djilgarrin trailhead and 11.9km from Cochable Creek camping area. If walking Koolmoon Creek track from the north it is 11.3km from Koolmoon Creek headwaters camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 16 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none. Creek water can be obtained from Koolmoon Creek at Walters Waterhole 1.1km north along Koolmoon Creek track. Creek water should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Cannabullen Creek track

Rainforest creek, Cannabullen Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

Rainforest creek, Cannabullen Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

Carter Creek camping area

Camping area features: a small clearing in the rainforest beside Carter Creek, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Cannabullen Creek track—7.1km from Hinson Creek trailhead (5km from Hinson Creek camping area) or 6.5km from Cochable Creek camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available but should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Hinson Creek camping area

Camping area features: a small level clearing in the rainforest near Hinson Creek, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Cannabullen Creek track, at its junction with Cardwell Range track—2.1km from Hinson Creek trailhead or 16.9km from Cardwell Range trailhead. If walking Cannabullen Creek track from the south it is 5km from Carter Creek camping area or 11.5km from Cochable Creek camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot or by mountain bike only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 10 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in or cycle-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available 100m from the camping area but should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Cardwell Range track

Cannabullen Creek camping area

Camping area features: a small level clearing in the rainforest 100m from Cannabullen Creek, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Cardwell Range track—9.7km from Hinson Creek trailhead or 9.3km from Cardwell Range trailhead.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot or by mountain bike only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 10 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in and cycle-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available 100m from the camping area but should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Gorrell track

Rainforest creek, Gorrell track. Photo courtesy of Denise Chalmers.

Rainforest creek, Gorrell track. Photo courtesy of Denise Chalmers.

Downey Creek camping area

Camping area features: a small level clearing in the rainforest, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Gorrell track 200m from Downey Creek—14.8km from eastern Gorrell trailhead or 10.9km from western Gorrell trailhead.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot or by mountain bike only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 10 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in or cycle-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available 200m from the camping area but should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

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Last updated
29 August 2018