Drought forces temporary closure at Girraween

Issued: 17 Jul 2018

Camping areas in Girraween National Park south of Stanthorpe are closed temporarily, until further notice, due to shortage of water supply to the campgrounds.

The park will remain open for day visitors.

Bald Rock Creek, the water supply for Girraween National Park, has stopped flowing and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is currently using water conservation measures to help retain a water supply for park staff and visitors during the drought conditions.

Girraween National Park will remain open for all types of day use, and remote walkers will still be able to camp if they have a valid camping permit.

Park visitors are reminded that the Granite Belt region offers a wide range of private accommodation.

The reopening of the camping areas is dependent on rainfall, and will occur when water levels return to a level where pumping can resume.

Campers are eligible for a credit or refund if they have permits for periods after the closure date. Please check park alerts on the Department of Environment and Science’s website for updates.

QPWS apologises for any inconvenience from this closure.