Shoalwater Bay Conservation Park Capricorn

Shoalwater Bay Conservation Park Photo credit: Queensland Government

MacDonald Point camping area

MacDonald Point camping area features beachfront camping with ocean breezes.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Campfires prohibited
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Features: beachfront camping with ocean breezes.

Location: on the beachfront.

Maps:  See Shoalwater Bay Conservation Park camping area map (PDF, 1.4MB)

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only).

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.  Maximum of 6 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: beach camping; small groups.

Camp site surface: sand/grass.

Facilities: None.

Open fires: camp fires are permitted in above-ground fire containers only (except when fire bans apply). Bring your own fire container and remove it when you leave (including the coals). Bring your own clean, milled timber. Use a previous camp fire site, rather than starting a new one. Gas and fuel stoves are preferred and recommended. Please follow the Queensland Parks and forests camp fires and cooking guidelines.

Generator use: allowed. Only generators that operate at or below 65dB(A) are allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Shoalwater Bay safely and camp with care.