Campaspe River Rest Area

Campaspe River Rest Area is a free short term campsite located 90km south west of Charters Towers and 15km north east of Pentland on the Flinders Highway in the Charters Towers Region of Northern Queensland.

This is a very basic rest area situated just off the highway beside the river. but it does have toilets and a sheltered picnic table. The area is fairly large with plenty of room and there are many large shady trees. The surface is mainly bitumen with dirt and grass around the edges.

There can be some noise at times at Campaspe River Rest Area due to the closeness of the road and the train line that runs behind the campsite, otherwise it is ok for an overnight stay.

There is some mobile phone service here, but it will depend on your carrier.
Dogs are welcome at this campsite but please be responsible!

The maximum time limit for staying here is 20 hours.

Please Note:
Rest areas are there for you to stop and rest, making your trip safer and more enjoyable. Rest areas are not long-term camping sites, however motorists are able to take extended rest breaks at some sites. Rules on the length of stay at rest areas vary between controlling authorities. Check with the authority responsible for the relevant rest area for more information. Heavy vehicle rest areas are only for heavy vehicles. This does not include caravans and motorhomes, they are for truck drivers only. (source:

Campaspe River Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Scenic Outlook
  • Shady Areas
  • Water Views - River/Creek


  • 2WD Accessible
  • Close to Road
  • Suitable for Big Rigs


  • Camper Trailer
  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


  • Mobile Phone Signal
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets