Crows Nest Queensland, The Village in High Country

Lake Cressbrook has playground. fishing, camping.



For open or closed status, see TRC website.

The campground will be closed from 1 May to 28 June 2019 for infrastructure improvements.


As it is a flora and fauna reserve domestic animals are not allowed at Lake Cressbrook. Swimming is also prohibited.


Fishermen must have a Freshwater Fishing Permit (Stocked Impoundment Permit). These are available from local Post Offices, by ringing the Qld Government Contact Centre on 13 13 04: or on line.

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RV Camping



Take the Perseverance Dam Rd from Crows Nest, or turn off the Esk-Hampton Rd to Mt Jockey Rd. Follow the signs to Cressbrook Dam, Biarra Qld.Map

Picnic Area

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).

A great children's playground. Sand volleyball.


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 (May 2019) 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. Credit card facilities are not available.

Please note that firewood is not available on site, either for sale or by collection. All firewood for use at your campsite is strictly bring your own.

Lake Cressbrook mudmapWalking track

Bushwalking: Grade 3. 

7455 metres total distance. 

Walking time: 150-160 minutes

The trailhead of Lake Cressbrook Walking Track is located near the boat ramp off Access Road in the Day Use Area and it can also be accessed from the camping area. It meanders adjacent to the lake’s edge, passing the camping ground before looping back through bushland. 

Good views of water birds along the edge of the lake. Feral deer often seen inland.

Download an A4 size PDF map.

More information

Toowoomba Region website.



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