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Camping in Kalpowar State Forest

Sheltered picninc tables where you can relax and recharge. Photo: Queensland Government.

Sheltered picninc tables where you can relax and recharge. Photo: Queensland Government.

Kalpowar camping area, located at the start of McNae Road, is accessible by unsealed roads that are suitable for conventional two-wheel-drive vehicles. The grassy camp site is located in an open forest setting.

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

Park-specific conditions

  • Rubbish bins are not provided at Kalpowar State Forest. Take all your rubbish out of the park for appropriate disposal.
  • Dogs (on a leash) are permitted at Kalpowar State Forest, including the camping area.
  • Bring a fuel stove for cooking. If you want to use the fire rings you will need to bring your own, clean, milled firewood. It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest.

Kalpowar camping area

Enjoy a picnic in the tranquil setting of the camping and day-use area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Enjoy a picnic in the tranquil setting of the camping and day-use area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: picnic or camp in a tranquil bush setting beside Crane Creek. The open grassy camp sites are suitable for families and large groups.

Location: 1.3km from the Gin-Gin Kalpowar Road.

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles; trailers; caravans; buses; and motor homes only in dry conditions. Please check road conditions before booking your site.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

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

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: tank water must be treated before drinking, pit toilets, picnic tables, communal fire rings, must bring own firewood, no rubbish bins.

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

Generator use: allowed. Please be considerate of your neighbours. Generators that operate at a noise level less than 65dB(A) at 7m are permitted.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sunscreen, fuel stove and adequate fuel.

Bookings: book online, or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
9 September 2014