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Capricorn Coast campsites are set amongst tropical forests or beautiful beaches. Offering swimming, kayaking, fishing, surfing, 4WDing & pet-friendly venues.

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Capricorn Coast Campsites

Byfield National Park is Capricorn Coasts go to camping hotspot. Beautiful swimming spots, kayaking, BBQ facilities, amenities available at most sites. Our local caravan parks also offer camping.

Byfield Campsites

Upper Stony Campground

A large open campground, set amongst native and pine forest, right near the creek. Some of the sites here are suitable for camper trailers the others are more suited to tent based camping.

There are flushing toilets, and push-button barbecues, as well as picnic tables in the day use area. The campsites are mostly level and grassy, with plenty of shade from the mature trees.

There are walking tracks along Stony Creek which is fairly easy grade and suitable for kids (supervised of course). There is a nice little swimming hole at Freeman’s Crossing.

 

Facilities and activities at Upper Stony

Number of sites: 16
Camping Fees: $6.55 per person or $26.20 for a family. 
Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet
How to book: Bookings can be made by phoning 13 74 68 or online via the link below. 
Toilets: Flushing Toilets
Pets: Not allowed 
Water Availability: Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking
Campfires: Fires may be allowed inbuilt fireplaces. Please check local fire bans and rules
Barbeques: Gas/electric barbeques available.
Swimming: This campsite is near a creek that is a swimming hole.
Fishing: There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
Picnic Tables: Yes.
Canoeing / Kayaking: There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
More Information http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au…

Location information for Upper Stony

Access: This campsite is accessible with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there The gravel access road to the campsite is OK for small vans

See the Byfield Area Map

Nine Mile Beach Campground

4wd only access, beach camping with no facilities in Byfield National Park.

There are four separate campsites here (Myrtella, Melaleuca, Pandanus and Casurina) all with a mixture of grass and sand bases. They all have easy access over the dunes to the beach and all have no facilities.

 

Facilities and activities at Nine Mile Beach

Number of sites: 4
Camping Fees: $6.55 per person or $26.20 for a family. See the link below to the National Parks website for full pricing information. 
Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
How to book: Bookings can be made by phoning 13 74 68 or online via the link below 
Toilets: No toilets available at this campsite
Pets: Not allowed
Water Availability: No water available at this campsite
Campfires: No fires are permitted at this campground.
Barbeques: No BBQs are provided.
Swimming: This campsite is near the ocean.
Fishing: There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
Picnic Tables: Picnic tables are not provided at this campsite
Canoeing / Kayaking: There are canoeing and kayaking spots near this campsite
More Information http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au…

Location information for Nine Mile Beach

Access: 4wd only access.
Getting there: 32 km east of Water Park Creek and approximately 6 km south of Nine Mile Access Track.

Water Park Creek Campground

Beautiful, walk-in or drive in campground with direct access to Water Park Creek. The campsites are set amongst tropical forest and are mostly even with a sandy/dirt base. They are well separated from each other by the tropical vegetation and small picnic tables are provided.

Bowenia Rainforest Circuit is a great little walk (1.2km) starting at the day use area near the campground. It passes through turpentine forest and ancient cycads as well as rainforest. Great walk for kids as it is fairly short and easy.

Water Park Creek itself is a top spot for kayaking and fishing, locals swimming here but it is signed for saltwater crocodiles. They have been spotted south at Corbett’s Landing boat ramp. There is easy access to the creek from the campground and day use area.

 

Facilities and activities at Water Park Creek

Number of sites: 10
Camping Fees: $6.55 per person or $26.20 for a family.
Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
How to book: You can book over the phone (13 74 68) or online with a credit card using the link below
Toilets: Flushing Toilets
Pets: Not allowed
Water Availability: Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
Campfires: Fires may be allowed inbuilt fireplaces. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Barbeques: Gas/electric barbeques available.
Swimming: There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.
Fishing: There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
Picnic Tables: Yes.
Horse Riding: No
Canoeing / Kayaking: There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
More Information: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au…

Location information for Water Park Creek

Access: Drive to location campsite or some walk-in.

Getting there: There is a short walk from the carpark to some campsites. The campground is on Water Park Rd, in Byfield State Forest (about 42km north from Yeppoon).

From Yeppoon, take the Yeppoon / Byfield Road north for about 37km and turn right onto Water Park Road. Follow this for about another 4km.

See the Byfield Area Map

Red Rock Campground

Large, open and grassy campground set amongst pine trees in Byfield State Forest. The campground is suitable for caravans, camper trailers or tent based camping. It is mostly level with plenty of grass and shade. There are wood barbecues (bring your own firewood and check current restrictions). There is also some picnic table scattered through the campground.

There are also some walk-in only campsites that are a bit quieter if you are happy to camp a little way from your car.

 

Facilities and activities at Red Rock

Number of sites: 20
Camping Fees: $6.55 per person or $26.20 for a family. 
Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet
How to book: You can book Red Rock campground by phoning 13 7469 or online via the link below. 
Toilets: Longdrop or composting
Pets: allowed
Water Availability: Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
Campfires: Fires may be allowed inbuilt fireplaces. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Barbeques: Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check fire bans.
Swimming: Swimming a short walk north at this campsite.
Fishing: There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
Picnic Tables: Yes.
Canoeing / Kayaking: There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
More Information: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au…

Location information for Red Rock

Access: This site is accessible by caravans in good weather.

Getting there: The drive-in section is suitable for medium-sized campers and caravans.

The campground is signed off Byfield Road, near the Forestry Office

See the Byfield Area Map

Five Rocks Campground

4wd access only, beachside camping in Byfield Conservation Park.

This is a beautiful campground set amongst coastal vegetation, with direct access to the beach (no vehicle access is permitted in this section). There are cold water showers for washing the salt and sand off the kids and picnic tables. You will need to bring a fuel stove to cook up your fishing catch though, as no fires are permitted.

 

Facilities and activities at Five Rocks

Number of sites: 12
Camping Fees: $6.55 per person or $26.20 for a family. See the link below for full pricing tables.
Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
How to book: Booking can be made by phoning 13 74 68 or online via the link below.
Toilets: Longdrop or composting
Pets: Not allowed
Water Availability: No water available at this campsite
Campfires: No fires are permitted at this campground
BBQs: No BBQs are provided.
Swimming: This campsite is near the ocean.
Fishing: There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
Picnic Tables: Yes.
Canoeing/Kayaking: There is beach canoeing or kayaking at this campsite
More Information http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au…

Location information for Five Rocks

Access: 4wd only access.

Getting there: Accessed from Byfield National Park, about 28km east from Water Park Creek.

See the Byfield Area Map

Scouts Camp Campground

Small and secluded, this walk-in or boat in camp ground is a great spot if you like to feel like you are stranded on a tropical island.

With views of Corio Bay, this is an excellent spot to base for a boat fishing trip. You can bring the boat in on the beach, set up camp, and then head out for a fishing trip.

If you don’t have a boat, you can also walk in at low tide from the Corio Bay car park. There is just one campsite here and it must be booked in advance (see below for booking information). The campsite is mostly sand with a little grass and is perfect for tent based camping.

No fires are permitted here, you will need to bring a fuel stove to cook up your fish.

 

Facilities and activities at Scouts Camp

Number of sites: 1
Camping Fees $6.55 per person or $26.20 for a family. See the link below for full pricing information
Bookings: Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
How to book: Bookings can be made by phoning 13 74 68 or online by following the link below. 
Toilets: No toilets available at this campsite
Pets: Not allowed
Water Availability: No water available at this campsite
Campfires: No fires are permitted at this campground.
Barbeques: No BBQs are provided.
Swimming: You are able to swim in the lake nearby.
Fishing: There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
Picnic Tables: Picnic tables are not provided at this campsite
Canoeing / Kayaking: There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
More Information http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au…

Location information for Scouts Camp

Access: This campsite is accessible by boat only.
Getting there: The best way to access this campground is by boat, although you can also walk in at low tide from Corio Bay car park.

Five Rocks

Water Park Creek

Nine Mile

Red Rock

Upper Stony Creek

Scout's

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