Downey Creek camping area
Downey Creek camping area features a small level clearing in the rainforest, identified by a timber totem.
Camping area facilities
- Tent camping
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.
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in or cycle-in camping.
Camp site surface: dirt.
Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.
Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: not available.
Upcoming camping area availability
For more safety information see Visiting Misty Mountains safely and camp with care.
- Temporary road and camping area closure: K-Tree Road, Maple Creek Road and South Johnstone camping area. Temporary partial road closure: Sutties Gap Road, Misty Mountains, Wooroonooran National Park 12 May to 30 September 2023
- Temporary partial track closure: Koolmoon Creek track, Misty Mountains wilderness tracks 19 August 2020 to 29 September 2023
- Planned burn: Ravenshoe State Forest 3 (Bally Knob Section) 25 May to 5 June 2023
- Access advice: No access to Cochable Creek camping and day-use area and Misty Mountains wilderness tracks from Cochable Creek access road: Tully Gorge National Park 13 May 2020 to 30 June 2023