Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

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Seven Mile camping area

Seven Mile camping area is adjacent to a large waterhole on the banks of the North Kennedy River, this spot is ideal for fishing.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Scenic drive
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Camping area features: adjacent to a large waterhole on the banks of the North Kennedy River, this spot is ideal for fishing. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—be croc wise in croc country

Location: central part of the park on the eastern bank of the North Kennedy River, 12km west of Lakefield Road—by road, the turn-off is 15km northwest of the Lakefield ranger base and 7km south of Hann Crossing.

Map: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) central camping areas map (PDF, 273.2KB)

Access: the camping area can be accessed by four-wheel-drive vehicle only. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or buses. The road becomes impassable after rain.

Boat launching: manual launching (no trailer access) from 1km south of campsite 2.

Number of sites: four numbered sites.


Camp size


Maximum 2 vehicles (10 persons).


Maximum 3 vehicles (12 persons).


Maximum 2 vehicles (10 persons).


Maximum 2 vehicles (10 persons).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt, rock and sand.

Shade: partial shade.

Facilities: day-use area centrally located adjacent to the estuarine boat access.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Bookings are essential and should be made well in advance for June to August and the September school holidays.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Rinyirru (Lakefield) safely and camp with care.