Camping in Palmer Goldfield
All camping must be booked
All camping in this park must be booked in advance prior to arrival. Campers must purchase an e-permit and pay their camping fees before arriving at the camping area—self-registration is not available and there is no mobile phone coverage on site.
To obtain an e-permit, you can:
- book online
- visit an over-the-counter camping permit booking office.
- phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Mobile phone charges may apply.
Enjoy basic camping at the North Palmer River camping area—a remote and undeveloped bush camp on the North Palmer River. The camping area consists of 2 separate sections of river bank along the North Palmer River—the upper and lower sections. Visitors can choose to camp at either the upper or lower section on arrival.
Map: Palmer Goldfield Resources Reserve
Camping permits are required and fees apply. Your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
Palmer Goldfield Resources Reserve is closed throughout the wet season every year from 1 December, reopening on Good Friday—roads into and on the park become impassable for extended periods and are closed to public access. These dates may vary depending on weather and road conditions, and roads may also be closed after heavy rain.
Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.
North Palmer River camping area is located beside the North Palmer River in a remote bush setting.
- Tent camping
- No caravan camping
- Camper trailer camping
- Campfires allowed
- No toilets
- No showers
- No barbecue
- No picnic tables
- No wheelchair access
- Generators allowed (conditions apply)
- No dogs permitted
- Wet season closure: Palmer Goldfield Resources Reserve 1 November 2022 to 6 April 2023