Horseshoe Lagoon camping area (bush camping)

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

To reach this campground for self-sufficient campers, head for Old Laura Homestead then turn onto Battle Camp Rd and travel 29 km east of Old Laura to the turn-off. Check with a ranger for current fishing restrictions and regulations. Canoeing is not recommended in some areas of the park due to the presence of crocodiles.


How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 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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