Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: ©Paul Curtis, North Queensland Wildscapes

Photo credit: Photo: Paul Curtis © Qld Govt

South Johnstone camping area (Palmerston)

South Johnstone camping area features a partially shady camp sites near the bank of the South Johnstone River.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Campground facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • 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 (PDF, 196.5KB)

Access: the camping area can be reached by foot and by conventional vehicles. It is not accessible for caravans or motorhomes.

Number of sites: 5 sites (separate but not numbered).

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in tent camping. Camper trailers can be used in the car park.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: 3 picnic tables with large shelters and hybrid toilets. Creek water is available but should be boiled or chemically treated before drinking.

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.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.