Twelve Mile 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

Twelve Mile Lagoon is near the Normanby River about 12 km east of Lakefield Rd; take the turn-off opposite New Laura Ranger Station. There are 9 numbered sites; open fires are allowed in the provided rings and generators are permitted. Bring all self-sufficient supplies. Rinyirru (Lakefield) has an extensive river system comprising the Normanby, Morehead and North Kennedy rivers and their tributaries. During the wet season, these waterways join to flood vast areas, eventually draining into Princess Charlotte Bay.


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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