Top 10 campsites that allow fires near Cooktown, QLD
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Top 10 campsites that allow fires near Cooktown, QLD

QLD Cooktown social camping

The 2019-20 camping season has been tough for many communities in Australia. Visiting these communities and spending tourism dollars is a great way to help. If you'd like to support the communities directly you can also donate via the Red Cross or search for country fire departments across Australia and make donations directly. Stay safe and support our Australian regional communities.

They say life is better around the campfire. And we could not agree more. 

Over the years due to increase fire risk it's become a challenge to find great campsites that allow you to have a fire by your tent. 

Please be a responsible Aircamper and brush up on your fire safety knowledge. Bushwalking NSW has a great article that'll give you the rundown on how to light a fire responsibly.

Below we've collected some hidden gems near Cooktown, QLD that still allow you to sit back, toast your feet and incinerate some marshmallows while telling stories about camping when you were a kid.

1 Jowalbinna

Palmerville Road, Palmer, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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2 Elim Beach Camp

Hopevale out of Cooktown, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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3 Bones Lake

, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Boat Ramp Nearby
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
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4 12 Mile Lagoon

Lakefield National Park, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Boat Ramp Nearby
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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5 Quinkan Remote Community Campground

Peninsula Developmental Rd, Laura, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Allows fires
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6 Laura River Camp Ground

Battle Camp Rd, Laura, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
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7 Safari Lodge

4 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Powered sites
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Boat Ramp Nearby
  • ✓ Cabins Available
  • ✓ Laundry
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Swimming
  • ✓ 4WD Trails
  • ✓ Kids play park
  • ✓ Allows fires
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8 Horseshoe Lagoon Camping Area

Horseshoe Lagoon Rd, Lakefield, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ National Parks
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Allows fires
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9 Camp On Normanby River

Unnamed Rd, Cooktown, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Free
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Water (Non Drinking)
  • ✓ Allows fires
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10 Endeavour River Escape

Off Barrets Creek Rd, Cooktown, Queensland Get directions
  • ✓ Pets Allowed
  • ✓ Toilets
  • ✓ Drinking Water
  • ✓ BBQ Areas
  • ✓ Caravans
  • ✓ Camper Trailers
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Phone Reception
  • ✓ Fishing
  • ✓ Walking Trails
  • ✓ Allows fires
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