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Published March 8th 2021
There are two camping sites in Amamoor State Forest: Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area.
Both are accessible by unsealed roads that are suitable for cars, trailers, motor homes, trailers and caravans. Both camping sites are large, grassy and open forest setting. The water is unsuitable for drinking as it is pumped from the creek; there are flush toilets, individual fire rings and walking tracks. Car can be close to your tent. The camping areas have hiking trails.
Bring your own water for drinking and cooking or treat the water from the taps. Bring your own clean milled firewood, rubbish bags, cream insect repellent and strong sealable containers to put away your food.
If you would like to have a dip avoid to wear any antiperspirant, insect repellent or creams to keep the waters clean for the frogs and platypuses.
Amamoor area is great for wildlife watching. Many species of birds live in the forest, there are mammals like kangaroos and reptiles like goannas and turtles.
Make sure to book your site online or ring the Queensland National Park.(13 74 68). Once you have made your booking, print the camping tag with your booking number and the tag must be displayed on your tent.
The large camping site beside the creeks is very popular for families in school holidays and during the annual Gympie Music Muster, held during the last weekend of August. Thousands of fans from everywhere travel to see the artists performing a different genre of music on stage.