Sweetwater Lake Camping Area

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The Sweetwater Lake camping area is a hidden gem located near the northern entrance of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL) in Queensland, Australia. It offers a serene and secluded environment for campers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the park.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Suitable For Camper Trailer

  • Suitable For Tents


  • Campfires allowed

  • Generators allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.
2) Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.

Things to know

Sweetwater Lake camping area is situated in the northern part of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL). Access to Sweetwater Lake camping area requires a 4WD vehicle, and visitors are advised to exercise caution and practice minimal impact driving when exploring the park. The camping area accommodates both tent camping and camper trailer camping. Visitors can enjoy the scenic drive to reach this campsite. Sweetwater Lake offers opportunities for boating and fishing. There is no shade provided at the campsite, so campers are advised to bring their own shade structures. Campfires are allowed, but specific conditions apply, so it's essential to check fire regulations before lighting a campfire. Generators are allowed, with restrictions on noise levels and operating hours (8:00 am to 7:00 pm). Essential items to bring include food, drinking water, equipment for treating water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, a fuel stove, and adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Mobile phone coverage is not available in this remote area, so plan accordingly.



Sweetwater Lake is the highlight of this camping area, with its stunning water lilies and diverse birdlife, making it a perfect spot for birdwatching and wildlife photography.
The lake is also home to estuarine crocodiles, so visitors should exercise caution and adhere to safety guidelines. In the morning, campers can enjoy the tranquil views of the lake as the sun rises. Nearby attractions include Low Lake (Rarda-Ndolphin) and the Nifold Plain, which are excellent places for wildlife watching and picnics.


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