National park and State forest camping areas in the Sunshine Coast hinterland will be operating at reduced capacity over the Christmas period, because of a water supply shortage.
The number of camping spaces at the Charlie Moreland, Booloumba Creek, Glastonbury Creek, Amamoor Creek and Cedar Grove camping grounds have been reduced by half until further notice.
The parks will remain open for day visitors.
As a result of prolonged dry weather, the creeks near these camping grounds have stopped flowing. Water levels are extremely low and the creeks have been reduced to intermittent ponds.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) is currently using water conservation measures to ensure necessary water is available for visitors during the drought conditions.
The return to maximum numbers of camping spaces is dependent on rainfall, and will occur as soon as water levels return to acceptable levels.
Please be water wise, use water sparingly, and bring all drinking and cooking water.
Check park alerts on the Department of Environment and Science’s website https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/#sunshinecoast for updates.
QPWS apologises for any inconvenience as a result of these temporary closures.