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.

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)
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
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.