Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park Townsville

Photo credit: Photo: Jodie Bray © Qld Govt

Campground hosts needed!

The department is seeking volunteers to work as campground hosts at Big Crystal Creek camping area, Paluma Range National Park. Photo credit: Photo: Jodie Bray © Qld Govt

Big Crystal Creek camping area

Big Crystal Creek camping area is located beside Big Crystal Creek, this camping area is a popular swimming and picnic spot and a good place for birdwatching.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle

Campground facilities

  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
Big Crystal Creek camping area, Paluma Range National Park. Photo: Queensland Government.

Big Crystal Creek camping area, Paluma Range National Park. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: located beside Big Crystal Creek, this camping area is a popular swimming and picnic spot and a good place for birdwatching.

Location: 4km from the park entrance along the unsealed Spiegelhauer Road.

Map: Big Crystal Creek camping area map (PDF, 224.5KB)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles. It is accessible to trailers and small caravans. Large caravans and buses are not recommended because it is a relatively small area with a narrow access road through the camping area.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, walk-in camping, small caravans, camper trailers and small motorhomes.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt or grass.

Facilities: water (treat all water before drinking), flushing toilets, cold showers, picnic tables and gas barbecues.

Open fires: allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply).

Generators: permitted, but must only be operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator and only between 9am and 12pm (midday).

Essentials to bring: rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Advance bookings are advisable, especially during school holidays, when the camping area is extremely popular.

Mobile phone coverage: good.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mount Spec safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.