If you’re looking for a gorgeous place to go camping not too far from Brisbane, then why not consider Lake Moogerah. Located in the Scenic Rim around 1.5 hours drive south west of Brisbane or just over an hour if you’re in Ipswich, Lake Moogerah is just stunning, surrounded by the spectacular Moogerah Peaks and is the ideal spot for a camping trip.
If you’re considering a Lake Moogerah camping trip, then this article will provide you with everything you need to know.
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Lake Moogerah Camping
There are a few different options when it comes to camping at Lake Moogerah including powered and unpowered sites as well as cabins for those that prefer a few home comforts.
Below I’ve provided all the information you need in order to decide on the best location for your next Lake Moogerah camping trip.
Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
In my view, the best place to really experience all the glory of Lake Moogerah is at the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park. This caravan park is located right on the shores of the picturesque Lake Moogerah, surrounded by the stunning Moogerah Peaks and is a great place to take the kids camping.
Camping Options at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
The Moogerah dam caravan park caters for all sorts of campers providing both powered and non powered sites as well as cabins and a house.
Camping sites are suitable for both tents, vans and even big rigs. In my view the best camping spots are the non powered sites right by the lake.
For those who prefer cabins, there is a large airconditioned cabin which sleeps 4 people in a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. The cabin comes with a fully equipped kitchen, TV and an outdoor area with a gas BBQ and private campfire. There is no bathroom (amenities block available though) or linen.
If you need something larger, there is also a 3 bedroom Moogerah lake house just a short drive away which has great views of the lake and surrounding mountain peaks. The home is fully self contained and can accommodate up to 10 people. Included with the house is an indoor fireplace, an outdoor entertaining area with a deck and BBQ, undercover parking and an outdoor fire pit.
Facilities at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
Facilities at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park include:
- Small kiosk selling ice, drinks, ice creams, live bait and basic grocery items
- Amenity block with toilets, hot showers and baby baths
- 3 boat ramps
- Camp kitchen with electric BBQs
- Picnic tables
- Campfire pits
- Children’s playground
- Tinnies (from $80 for half a day), SUP (from $25 for 1 hour) and kayaks (from $25 for 2 hours) for hire
Things to do at Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
Things to do at the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park include:
Lady on the Lake
For larger groups, a good option to consider is Lady on the Lake. This property allows only one group to book at a time so you’re guaranteed to exclusive access to the property.
Lady on the Lake consists of the BushHut which can sleep 4 people in two queen beds. However additional people in the group are welcome to camp on site. Note that you cannot camp on site without booking the BushHut.
Facilities at Lady on the Lake
The best thing about camping at Lady on the Lake is all the amenities on site. Check it out!
- Fully equipped kitchen area with fridge, dishwasher, hot plates, microwave and plates, cups and utensils for 20 people
- Dining table with ten chairs
- Bluetooth music stereo
- Pool Table and equipment
- Undercover area with large BBQ (Gas included)
- Table Tennis table
- Blow up pool for kids if requested
- Sun lounges
- Two separate bathrooms with separate toilet and shower, as well as a laundry tub in each
- Washing machine
- Firepit (wood supplied)
Things to do at Lady on the Lake
There is also plenty to do on site as well with a range of activities available at an optional extra including:
- Guided fishing charter
- Tube rides
- Hire a boat
- Hire a kayak
- Hire fishing equipment
Camp Moogerah is set on a gorgeous 20 acre property right on the shores of Lake Moogerah and is yet another option for those looking for accommodation around the lake. While primarily set up for large school groups or other group gatherings, Camp Moogerah is still available to provide sites for small camp groups.
Camping Options at Camp Moogerah
Camp Moogerah offers both powered and non powered lakeside sites, which are by far the best sites given their stunning views. There are also cabin options too.
Facilities at Camp Moogerah
Facilities at Camp Moogerah include:
- Toilet and shower block
- BBQ area
- Boat ramp
- Designated swimming area
Things to do at Camp Moogerah
Things to do at Camp Moogerah include:
- Hire a kayak – from $30 for a half day
Yarramalong Camping and Outdoor Recreational Centre
Yarramalong is a 160 acre property, located along Reynolds Creek, which is where the Moogerah Dam releases water and is another great option for those looking for campgrounds around Lake Moogerah.
Camping Options at Yarramalong
There are three different camp areas at Yarramalong including the main oval, by the creek and on the island. Access is fine for both caravans and camper vans.
There is also a cabin that can sleep 8 people in a double bed and 3 sets of bunk beds. The cabin also includes a gas cooktop, cutlery and linen – but no towels.
Facilities at Yarramalong
Facilities at Yarramalong include:
- Hot water showers
- Gas BBQ and shelter
- Open fires: firewood can be purchased on site
Things to do at Yarramalong
Things to do at Yarramalong include:
- Hiking to the top of Mt Edwards for views across Fassifern Valley
- Go kayaking
- Go swimming at the rock wall swimming hole
- Spot local wildlife like koalas, platypus, wallabies and possums.
- Go fishing for bass and yellowbelly
- Bike riding
- There is a recreational hall on site with table tennis and a pool table
Hopefully you found this guide on camping at Lake Moogerah helpful. If you enjoy lakeside camping check out our guide on camping at Lake Somerset or Lake Manchester. A few other quiet places to camp include the Bunya Mountains or Lake Manchester. Otherwise, find more places to camp near Brisbane here or and our Brisbane dog friendly camping guide here.