Camp fires and cooking
Nothing beats sitting around a crackling camp fire, or having a big cook-up on a barbecue ... if you do it right.
Where can I have a camp fire?
You can have camp fires in many of our camping areas, as long as you use the fireplaces, fire rings or existing fire locations.
Help us protect our national parks by bringing clean firewood and kindling from outside the park—all the wood within the park is protected and cannot be collected or used for fires.
- Find where camp fires are allowed in Queensland’s 34 most popular parks.
- See parks and forests where camp fires are permitted in Queensland's other parks.
Safety tips for camp fires
- On the day, check:
- Ensure you are camp fire safe.
What about fuel stoves?
Fuel stoves and off-ground braziers are great alternatives for cooking and to keep you warm while camping. These are safer, easier to use and more sustainable options for cooking and heating. They can generally be used where (or when) wood-fuelled camp fires cannot, such as:
- in areas where camp fires are not allowed or are seasonally restricted due to high fire danger
- during fire bans.
Where are barbecues provided?
Some of our picnic and camping areas have barbecues. Check the park's web page for details because, while some are free, others are coin operated.