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Lake Cressbrook

Picnic areas, gas barbecues, children's playground. Fishing, canoeing, sailing.


Perseverance Dam Road closed from 20 Oct to mid-November for flood recovery works. Alternate route via Mount Jockey Road, Cressbrook Creek, 4355Map.

Getting there

Whether you're taking a break for a day or staying a few nights why not give your pets a break too. As Lake Cressbrook is a flora and fauna reserve domestic animals are not allowed.

Take the Perseverance Dam Road from Crows Nest, or turn of the Esk-Hampton road to the Mt Jockey Road
Follow the signs to Lake Cressbrook Qld.Map

For any information on camping at Lake Cressbrook just call Parks and Recreation Services on 07 4688 6540 during office hours.

Fishermen must have a Freshwater Fishing Permit (Stocked Impoundment Permit). These are available from a number of local business outlets; by ringing the Qld Government Contact Centre on 13 13 04: or on line at Qld Government Smart Service site.

The day use area is open from 6am to 8pm during the summer months (September to April) and from 7am to 6pm during the winter months (May to August). Water-based activities are not permitted outside these hours (campers included).


Walking track

A 5 km walking circuit starts at the camping ground, loops around the lake shore, and then back over the lightly wooded ridge. You may see the resident red deer.



With level tent sites, showers and toilets (with disabled access), hot and cold water and shared barbecues and fireplaces it's a great place to stay. There are more then 30 campsites at Lake Cressbrook; six of these are available for campers vans and caravans.

A self-registration system operates at the camping ground. Just register yourself upon arrival at the camping ground as no bookings are taken at any time. Camping fees are placed in the envelopes provided. Camping fees (Jul 2012) are $8.00 per night per person or $32.00 for a family of 2 adults and any number of children. Fees are $5.00 per night per person for groups of 20 or more. A limit of 21 consecutive nights camping applies. Please note that firewood is not available on site, either for sale or by collection. All firewood for use at your campsite is strictly BYO (bring your own).



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