Hann Crossing camping area

4WD Camper trailer Camping fee Dry weather access No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Ranger Toilets Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Crocodile warning Fishing No swimming

Most campers visiting Rinyirru stay at either Kalpowar or this campground at Hann Crossing on Lakefield Rd, 29 km north of Lakefield Ranger Station. Accessible by 4WD only, there are 17 numbered sites for general use and 2 for commercial operators. Bring drinking water, firewood, rubbish bags and a gas/fuel stove. William Hann made a crossing of the North Kennedy River here during his expedition to Cape York in 1872. He also discovered gold on the Palmer River, initiating the rush of 1873, which resulted in the tracks through the southern end of the park.


How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required

This campsite is located in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)

Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) on the Cape York Peninsula is Qld’s second largest park. Stretching from the small outback town of Laura in the south to Princess Charlotte Bay in the north, it is renowned for its vast river systems and spectacular wetlands. Gallery rainforest grows along parts of the Normanby and Kennedy rivers, and monsoonal scrub is found on sections of the park’s sandstone escarpments. Rinyirru is a favourite fishing destination of the Cape York Peninsula: anglers can target barramundi, tarpon, catfish and archerfish in the freshwater regions; and mangrove jack, fingermark, cod, trevally, queenfish and salmon in the saltwater areas. Note: the park is closed during the wet season, usually from Dec–Apr, and camping areas north of the Lakefield ranger base are closed until the end of May. Advance bookings are required for camping.

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