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Camping closures

All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice. Check Park Alerts for more information.

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)

Termite mounds of the Nifold Plain. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.Termite mounds of the Nifold Plain. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

Camping bookings

All camping in this park must be booked prior to arrival. To find out more about purchasing an e-permit, see camping information.

Facilities and activities


The Aboriginal Traditional Owners—the Lama Lama and Kuku Thaypan peoples, the Bagaarrmugu, Mbarimakarranma, Muunydyiwarra, Magarrmagarrwarra, Balnggarrwarra and Gunduurwarra clans and related families—welcome you to their country. They ask that you respect their special place.


340km north-west of Cairns, on Cape York Peninsula.

What's special

seasonal closure (PDF, 73K) is currently in place for Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL). All access to the park is prohibited and on-the-spot fines apply.

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) (CYPAL) has a rich and diverse landscape. In the north grasslands and woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats are prominent. In the south, sandstone hills and escarpments dominate the landscape.

Maps and useful links

Location of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) within Queensland

Last updated
19 February 2020