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Camping in Tuan State Forest

Choose from two waterfront camping areas in the forest.

Access roads within the park are unsealed. The condition of Tinnanbar Road varies. Tie loads down well to cope with corrugations and drive slowly in wet conditions. Neither camping area is recommended for large caravans.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Respect other campers and keep noise to a minimum after 9pm.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Log Dump camping area

Camp at the quiet Log Dump camping area. Photo: Nicole Wattz, Queensland Government.

Camp at the quiet Log Dump camping area. Photo: Nicole Wattz, Queensland Government.

Camping area features: camping near the banks of Kauri Creek—a popular fishing spot. This is the only camping area in Tuan State Forest with a toilet. Boat ramp facilities are also available.

Location: on the edge of Kauri Creek, near the Great Sandy Strait.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat or conventional vehicle in dry conditions. It is accessible for high clearance trailers, buses, motor homes and small caravans.

Boat access: the camping area is accessible from the Great Sandy Strait and Kauri Creek. Consult boating safety charts to plan your route.

Vehicle access: from the Cooloola Coast Road and Tinnanbar Road junction, travel 7km to the signed camping area turn-off and then another 1km to the camping area. Access roads within the park are unsealed. The condition of Tinnanbar Road varies.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum group size is 15 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; small caravans; camper trailers; motor homes. Sites are suitable for groups.

Camp site surface: sand and dirt.

Facilities: hybrid (flushing) toilets.

Open fires: permitted in designated fire rings only—prohibited during fire bans. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generator use: allowed but you must be present at the camp site while the generator is running. Please be considerate to other campers when using your generator.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, insect repellent, fuel stove or clean milled firewood. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: intermittent at camping area. Available at main road turn-off.

Hedleys camping area

Enjoy your own sandy shore at Hedleys camping area. Photo: Sophia Levy, Queensland Government.

Enjoy your own sandy shore at Hedleys camping area. Photo: Sophia Levy, Queensland Government.

Camping area features: a sheltered camping area beside the Great Sandy Strait.

Location: on the edge of Kauri Creek, near the Great Sandy Strait.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat or high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle in dry conditions. It is accessible for high clearance trailers, buses, motor homes and small caravans.

Boat access: the camping area is accessible from the Great Sandy Strait. The nearest boat ramps are located at Log Dump camping area, Tinnanbar and Tin Can Bay. Consult boating safety charts to access camping areas by boat.

Vehicle access: from the Cooloola Coast Road and Tinnanbar Road junction, travel 11.7km of unsealed road to the signed camping area turn-off. The camping area is a further 2.2km along the road, or 3km along the private access road. Fees may apply for the access road through private property,

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum group size 30 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, small caravans, camper trailers, motor homes and large groups.

Camp site surface: grass and sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generator use: allowed but you must be present at camp site while the generator is running. Please be considerate of other campers when using your generator.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, insect repellent, fuel stove or clean milled fire-wood, portable toilet. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: poor. Available at main road turn-off.

Last updated
15 November 2016