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Centenary Park Camp Grounds

Mulgowie Rd, Thornton
Phone: (07) 5465 3698 or 0439 368 561

Situated alongside Laidley creek about 24km south of Laidley, this fully equipped campground is framed by the Little Liverpool Range and the Great Dividing Range. Ideal for families, the campground has showers, eco-toilets, laundry, BBQ, powered and unpowered sites and a children's playground. It is wheelchair accessible and pet friendly.

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Fordsdale Horseback Adventures

171 Wagners Road, Fordsdale
Phone: (07) 5462 6707 or 0427 584 363

Fordsdale Farm is a 1000 acre property situated 30km south-west of Gatton. Pick a spot to camp on or stay in the 'weekender' or cottage. Either way, come for a horse riding adventure! Camping facilities include toilets and showers. Dogs are welcome but must be supervised due to livestock on the property.


Glen Rock

East Haldon Road, Junction View
Phone: 13 74 68      

This 6300 hectare park adjoins the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. Remote camping in an open grassy area is accessible by standard vehicles and is suitable for trailers, caravans and campervans. Facilities include water, showers, toilets and fireplaces.

This facility is managed by the State Government and further information can be found at


Lake Dyer

Gatton-Laidley Road, Laidley
Phone: (07) 5465 3698 or 0439 368 561

Just 2km west of Laidley and 5km south of Forest Hill, Lake Dyer is popular for fishing, boating, day trips and picnics. There are secure camping and caravan amenities, town water, showers, powered and unpowered sites, free BBQs, disabled facilities and a children's playground. Fishing (permit required) and water activities are permitted.


DATE: 26/05/2017 - Lake Dyer is open to paddlecraft but closed to all other water-based recreation
We have reopened Lake Dyer to paddlecraft activities only. Due to the reduced water levels, the swimming area cannot be used and the boat ramp will remain closed to trailerable vessels.
Paddlers are asked to please exercise extreme caution when accessing Lake Dyer due to the reduced water level. The dam level is less than 10%.
Paddlers should remain vigilant at all times as conditions in the lake may have changed during the closure and previously submerged hazards may become visible.
Thank you for your patience during the recent temporary closure of the lake.
You can view the Recreation and Safety Notices on our website for updates.
You can also call 1800 Seqwater for more information.

Murphy's Creek Escape

356 Thomas Rd, Upper Lockyer
Phone: (07) 4630 5353 or 0409 659 443

Murphy's Creek Escape is a privately-owned camping park situated a short drive from Murphys Creek and Spring Bluff. This fully equipped campground is ideal for families and groups. Facilities include showers, toilets, laundry, camp kitchen, powered and unpowered sites and BBQ's. The venue is pet friendly.

Mulgowie Hall Recreational Camping

Phone (07) 5465 9127

This spot is a large grassed area on the Western side of the entrance track to the Mulgowie Community Hall. All enquiries and bookings can be made via the Mulgowie Hotel. Facilities include space for caravans, powered sites, toilets and showers. The venue is also pet friendly

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Gatton Rest Area

William Kemp Park located off East Street, Gatton.

48 hour Rest Area, RV friendly. Facitities include dump point on site, non-potable tap for cleaning, potable water tap, picnic table, shade shelter and BBQ.

Heifer Creek Rest Area

Gatton-Clifton Road (GPS Co-ordinates 27 44 56 S / 152 05 26 E)

48 hour Rest Area beside Ma Ma Creek. Suitable for Big Rigs (with an overall length of 10 metres or more; limited sites available). Fireplaces are available, for which visitors need to bring their own firewood. Facilities include picnic table and toilets. The site is wheelchair accessible and pet friendly.

Laidley Showgrounds

McGregor Street, Laidley
Phone (07) 5465 1284

Large grassed area for camping and parking. Clubs and rallies welcome. Facilities include powered sites, toilets, showers and horse stables. The venue is also pet friendly.

Narda Lagoon Rest Area

Drayton Street, Laidley

48 hour Rest Area beside Narda Lagoon. Facilities include picnic table and toilets.

Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information 
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton 4343

Phone: +61 7 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.

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