Surrounding Beaudesert are some truly stunning camp grounds, some with all the amenities and some designed for those who really like to get back to nature and enjoy bush camping.

There are a number of brochures on individual camp grounds located in our visitor information centre. Drop in, or call us, if you are looking for further information on a particular camp ground. Our friendly volunteers may even be able to give you a first hand account of staying at the camp ground you wish to visit. The numbers on the list correspond to the numbers on the map, to help locate the camp grounds.

1. Andrew Drynan Park

Located 47km from Beaudesert and 19km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road, south of Beaudesert, the Andrew Drynan park is near Mt Chingee. Running Creek is an always flowing creek and the park offers a great bush camp among the trees. BYO drinking water. Pets are to be restrained. No showers - a dip in the creek will do the job, but please don't use soap or detergent. Phone 5544 1281.

2. Mt Barney Lodge

Camping grounds with great views of Mt Barney: tiled, hot showers, open fireplaces, shelter shed and covered wash up area. Bookings esential for long weekends. Adventure activities available. Phone 5544 3233.

3. Burgess Park

On Christmas Creek, with ideal swimming. BYO drinking water. Managed by Wildwood Park Management, the park is 20km from Beaudesert and about 85km from Brisbane. Phone 5544 8120.

4. Darlington Park

Run by Wildwood Park Management, this park is situated in the World Heritage listed Scenic Rim, about90km from Brisbane and 28km from Beaudesert on Kerry Road. BYO drinking water. Onsite manager. Please book for school and public holidays. 5544 8120.

5. Binna Burra Mountain Campsite

At Beechmont, with powered and unpowered sites, cafe and on-site tents. Phone 1800 074 260 or 5533 3622.

6. Stinson Park

Located 42km south of Beaudesert on Christmas Creek Road, this site has access to Christmas Creek, a clean fast-flowing stream fed by Lamington National Park. This location was the camp site for the Stinson plane crash rescue party in 1937. 20 camp sites available; electris BBQ, open fires permitted subject to fire bans. No pets. Caretaker visits daily. Cash payments. Bookings not essential but highly recommended. BYO drinking water. Phone 5544 8008.

7. Lake Moogerah Caravan Park

On the shore of Lake Moogerah, with camping, sailing, water skiing and fishing. Both powered and unpowered sites.Two boat ramps, self-contained cabin. No dogs or generators. 15 minutes from Boonah. Phone  5540 5600.

8. The Gorge Camping area

Bush camping and caravanning ground, with a long frontage to Reynolds Creek at the base of Mt Edward. BYO drinking water and firewood. No powered sites. 15 minutes from Boonah. Phone 5526 0683.

9. Flanagan Reserve

Situated in the shadows of Mt Barney National Park about 45 k from Beaudesert and 105k from Brisbane. Close to, but not next to, Mt Maroon, Mt Barney and Mt Lindesay. Popular with bush walkers. On the Logan River, lots of shade, ideal for caravans. Laundry tub, kitchen sink. No trail bikes. Phone 5544 3128.

10. Bigriggen Park

Bigriggen is 12k from Rathdowney and 90 minutes from Brisbane. Set in bushland and river flats at the foothills of Mt Barney. Caretaker on site. Camping ground and tent sites, caravan and camper trailer sites, powered sites and bunkhouse accommodation. Pets are welcome. Phone 5463 6190.

11. Lamington National Park

Bookings essential.Must complete an "application to bush camp". Maximum of 6 people per site. Phone 137468.

12. Thunderbird Park

This is an amazing wildlife and geological rich oasis stretching over 112 hectares on Tamborine Mountain. Translucent rock pools, inspiring landscapes, towering rainforests and star-studded skies all add to the magic of our camping. Both powered and unpowered bush camp sites and caravan sites available. Phone 5545 1468.

13. Sharp Park

About 90k from Brisbane and 3k from Canungra on the Coomera River. Picnic tables and shelters and paddling in the river. Solar showers for hire. Tank water. Firewood for sale. Swimming. Park supervised.

14. Yarramalong Outdoor Recreation Centre

Two great camping areas, the main and Island on 160 acres. Trees and natural surrounds with fireplace. Indoor recreation area. School groups catered for. 5 minutes from Lake Moogerah and bordered by Reynolds Creek. Phone 0437 934 558. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

15. Spicers Gap camping area

Main Range National Park. Obtain a camping permit online and pay fees before camping. BYO drinking water. Phone 13 74 68.

16. Mt French camping site

Main Range National Park. Obtain a camping permit online and pay fees before camping, or self-register on site.

17. Waterfall Creek Reserve

Off Waterfall Creek, near Mt Barney. Scenic Rim Regional Council customer service phone 07 5540 5111.

18. Aratula Village Gap View Motel and Caravan Park

Cunningham Highway, within walking distance of shops. Phone 5463 8161.

19. Lake Maroon Holiday Park

On the shore of Lake Maroon; an ideal retreat for groups, clubs and families. Shady camp sites with individual open fireplaces. 220 acres, easy boat access. Phone 07 5463 6256. Email

20. Boonah Showgrounds Caravan Park

Boonah - walk to shops and all town facilities. Free dump point - 24 hour access. Phone 07 5463 1124 or 07 5463 4080.

21. Kalbar Showgrounds

Located in Kalbar village with an easy access to shops. Large groups catered for. Disabled toilets. Phone 07 5463 7360 or 0431 424 435.

22. Rathdowney Caravan Park

A small, friendly caravan park with a number of powered and unpowered sites and an extensive well-kept lawn area with ample room for campers. Phone 0472 740 832.

23. Scenic Rim Adventure Park

Four wheel drive and camping experience on a 680 acre property. Fourteen campsites, some for large groups and others more secluded and intimate. Hot showers with toilets within walking distance of each campsite. Park includes more than 20k of off-road four-wheel-driving tracks, children's play areas, bush walking and wildlife. Open 7 days, registration 7am-6pm. Phone 0458 406 236.