Kennedy Bend Waterhole 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

Kennedy Bend Waterhole is on Lakefield Rd, 8 km north of New Laura Ranger Station. Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) protects a number of threatened species, including the golden-shouldered parrot, star finch, red goshawk, Lakeland Downs mouse and spectacled hare-wallaby. A variety of fish inhabit the rivers, including barramundi. Campers need to use the existing fire sites and preferably bring a gas/fuel stove.

Information

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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