Archers Crossing, South Side – OF, F, B, M, W, BR, D. 24 km S of Chinchilla. Turn onto Hopelands Road 26 km S of Chinchilla for 9 km to the school. Turn right at school for 2 km then right onto Archers Crossing 4 km of dirt to the camping area. Reasonable size area next to the Condamine River, mostly grass. Some tracks lead off to others areas of the river which are only suitable for small vehicles or camping. Popular with the locals on long weekends. Rating – 4
Chinchilla Weir – T, B, M, W, OR, F, D, ND, BR. 9 km SW of Chinchilla on the Chinchilla-Tara Road. Free camping for 2 days. Power available ,donation for power at the information centre. Right on the weir, may get noise from power boats. Lots of birds, shady sites, very popular spot. Tap water is brown do not drink. One area is sectioned off with bollards with a road way going through. Another grassy area seems to be the overflow area. Bit too crowded for our liking. Rating – 3.5
Judds Lagoon – T, B, F, D BR, OR, M, W. 3 km SE of Yuleba, turn W onto Forestry Rd just before the town Cemetery. It’s a largish area next to the lagoon, lot of trees and shade. Area close to the lagoon is on rather a slope. Even though it is 2km from the hwy we were surprised there was still some hwy noise at night. It’s a fairly popular spot. There is not always water in the lagoon. Rating – 4
Lake Murphy Conservation Park – T, OR, $, W. 39 km NW of Taroom. Turn onto Fitzroy Developmental Road 18 km N of Taroom. Large grassy sites, fire pits at every site. Long drop loo’s in day area. Could only send text on mobile that was plugged into the aerial. Large day area, with tables and large undercover area. Rating – 4
Junction Park – T, S, B, OR, BR, D, DW. At Theodore, south end of town. Lovely spot next to the river and a large park with table, chairs and shelter. Camping is along a gravel area next to the road leading into the park, narrow area. Also as you first enter the area on grassy area. Toilets with showers $1 coin operated. They do ask for donations. We were told this area fills up from May through the winter months. Rating – 4
Dawson River Rest Area – T, S, B, OR, BR, D. 7 km’s east of Moura by the Dawson River, no camping near day and boat ramp. Large grassy area, trees for shade. Shower $1 to operate. Toilets old, stained, donations requested for up keep of facilities. As you come into town on the right hand side there is a truck wash down area. Next to that, town side is water for filling up your water tank. Dump point is just past the town, turn left just after the railway line, on the left. Dawson River is a Popular spot. Rating – 4
Fletcher Creek – F, B, BR, D, OR, M. Telstra mobile when plugged into an external aerial. 42km north of Charters Towers. 1 month limit. Has 3 camping areas. We are naming them areas 1, 2 & 3. Area 1, when heading north from Charters Towers on the left hand side, south side of river. Area 2, when heading north from Charters Towers on the right hand side, south side of river. Area 3, when heading north from Charters Towers north side of river, near toilet block.
Area 1, very large area, some prime real estate here with some great sites close to the river. Away from river there are large open areas dried grass and dust, has some trees for shade. This area is very popular get in early. Rating – 5
Area 2, people camp on either side of the road. Easy access to the river. This area was pretty full when we went through. Rating – 4.
Area 3, there is a toilet block which has an open cleared area. According to Camps Australia Wide there are showers, one assumes is in the toilet block but we didn’t go in, so can’t confirm this. This area also extends along way, it’s kind of like find a cleared spot among the long grass. There are several tracks leading off to clearings. Some people looked like they have been there a while, well over the 1 month limit and some weren’t very friendly with signs up telling people to go away. Rating – 3.
Eureka Creek – F, B, D, BR, OR. 9km W of Dimbulah on the Burke Development Road. Large area beside creek, has creek access. Some trees, mostly open area. Large enough area to get away from the road, not a busy road anyway. Little dusty. We were surprised not many came into this area, might be due to its location with it not being on a main route. Rating – 3.5
Cockatoo Creek – F, OR, T, D. On the Old Telegraph Track. Nice big camping area, several different spots. Toilet, creek to paddle in. On the north side of the creek left hand side, there is a smaller area on the right. Easily stay here for a few days and watch people crossing the creek. Rating – 5
Dulcie Creek – F, D, OR. On the Old Telegraph Track. Just over the creek crossing on the north side. Small area but some level flat spots. Nice and quiet, great creek to have a paddle. Rating – 4