Kalpowar Crossing Campground

4WD Camping fee Cold showers Disabled Drinking water Dry weather access No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Ranger Toilets Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Crocodile warning Fishing No swimming Walking trails

Rinyirru’s most popular camping ground, with the best facilities, Kalpowar is 3 km east of the Lakefield Ranger Station, next to an 8 km stretch of permanent fresh waterholes on the Normanby River. Accessible by 4WD only, there are 14 numbered sites for general use and 4 numbered sites set aside for commercial operators. Wildlife watchers can explore the 4 km walking track and boaties can launch their craft from the causeway. Water provided here must be boiled or treated before use. Bring your own firewood. Generators are not permitted.


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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