Longreach Water Reserve

Longreach Water Reserve is a popular free camp on the banks of the Thomson River, just off the Winton Rd about 5km West  from Longreach. Near the free camping area turnoff is a Blue rest area sign.

Longreach Water Reserve shares an area with a public motocross track so depending on the activities, noise and dust could become an issue. There is a boat ramp beside the campground with good fishing and plenty of yabbies in the river. The area near the toilets has been covered with gravel, but the rest of the area is on river clay which can become very sticky when it rains.  Our recommendation is to get out quick if the rain comes.

Recommended for dry weather only.

Longreach Water Reserve Free Camp Details

Cost: $3.00 per vehicle (Pay at info centre)
Address: Winton Rd, Longreach, QLD GPS: -23.4099, 144.229
Toilets: M/F flushing Showers: No
Camp Fires: Yes Max Stay: 4 nights, but possibly longer
Road Access: Good/Sealed Water Available: Yes, but not suitable for drinking
Number of Sites: 30+ Power Available: No
Dog Friendly: Yes Suitable for Big Rigs : Yes
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Longreach Water Reserve Free Camping Area

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Updated: December 20, 2015 by admin


  1. New fees imposed on 1st Jan 2015, now $3.00 per vehicle, payable at the Longreach Visitor Information Centre, Eagle Street, Longreach 4730. Ph: 07 4658 4150

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