South Johnstone camping area (Palmerston)
South Johnstone camping area features partially shady camp sites near the bank of the South Johnstone River.
- Conventional vehicle
Camping area facilities
- Generators allowed (conditions apply)
- Picnic tables (some sheltered)
- Toilets (non-flush)
- Tent camping
- Short walk to tent
Camping area features: partially shady camp sites near the bank of the South Johnstone River.
Location: just off K-tree Road, 12.8km from the Palmerston Highway.
Map: South Johnstone camping area map
Access: the camping area can be reached by foot and by conventional vehicles. It is not accessible for caravans, campervans or motorhomes.
Number of sites: 5 sites (separate but not numbered).
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in tent camping.
Camp site surface: grass.
Facilities: 3 picnic tables with large shelters and hybrid toilets.
Open fires: not allowed—fuel stoves are recommended.
Generators: only generators that operate at or below 65dB(A) when measured 7m from the generator are allowed. Generators may be operated between 8.00am and 7.00pm only.
Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: not available.
Upcoming camping area availability
For more safety information see Visiting Palmerston safely and camp with care.
- Temporary road closure: Bora Ground and Malaan roads, Wooroonooran National Park 23 March to 1 August 2023
- Temporary road and camping area closure: K-Tree Road, Maple Creek Road and South Johnstone camping area. Temporary partial road closure: Sutties Gap Road, Misty Mountains, Wooroonooran National Park 12 May to 30 September 2023