All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice. Check Park Alerts for more information.
Issued: 16 December 2019
The Freshwater campground in Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National Park is closed due to an active wildfire.
Freshwater Road is also closed to all traffic until further notice. Visitors should not attempt to enter Freshwater Road from Teewah Beach, or traverse Freshwater Road from Rainbow Beach Road past the Bymien picnic area.
Visitors should observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers, and should not enter closed areas.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and QFES Crews are working to contain the fire and there is no threat to property at this time.
Rangers are closely monitoring conditions and will consider further closures as needed.
People may see smoke in the area, and those with respiratory (or other health) problems should seek medical advice on mitigating the effects of smoke inhalation.
Before leaving home, visitors should check QPWS park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions, and for any information on fire bans or campfire rules for the park they are visiting.
Due to the current fire situation, all Queensland's national parks and forests now have fire restrictions in place until conditions ease.
This means no open fires in any park, anywhere in the state, regardless of the local fire danger.
Also check current weather warning and conditions at the Bureau of Meteorology and the Queensland Fire and Emergency website for the latest information on fire bans.
If you see a suspicious fire, immediately call 000 for emergency assistance.