Camping & Caravan Sites

Important Note

In line with the Queensland Government's easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, the following facilities have now been re-opened.

  • Council Campgrounds and day use areas are open including:
    • Saunders Beach campground and day use area,
    • Bluewater Park campgrounds and day use area,
    • Toomulla campgrounds and day use area,
    • Rollingstone Park campgrounds and day use area,
    • Paluma Dam campground and day use area,
    • Balgal Beach campgrounds and day use area.

    Check-in to fight COVID-19. Check-in on arrival to the campground by using your smart phone camera and scanning the QR code displayed at the entrance. On departure, check-out by scanning the QR code.

To ensure all camping visitors to Townsville City have a comfortable stay, Council has adopted a policy for camping on public reserves. This policy applies to camping in vehicles, tents and the like on public reserves, parks, beaches, and foreshores controlled by Council.

Camping is prohibited in all areas of Townsville City, except for those areas designated as camping areas and at approved caravan parks.

The maximum number of stays at any of these sites is once per week. Council officers routinely visit camping areas to check on how long people have stayed. If it is found that campers are not complying with this policy campers will be asked to move on.

Those who do not comply may be evicted from the camping area.

General camp grounds and caravan sites do not require a paid permit - with the exception of Lake Paluma camping area, as you will need to book a pre-paid permit.

Click on the links below to find out more information about other Townsville parks and camping grounds. Please note, most of the other parks do not allow camping.

For more information, please phone 13 48 10 or contact Environmental Health Services.