Campground Information and Rules

Please make sure that you read, understand and comply with the rules for your own safety and enjoyment as well as that of all other guests and future visitors. Anyone not complying with the Campground Rules or displaying rude or inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave and be removed from the campground. No refunds are given.

Check in /Out

Check in is from 1 pm unless arranged prior with management.


Check out is 11 am

Speed limit

The Speed Limit on the property and in the campground is 20km/hr


Small open fires are permitted at your campsite. No Bonfires.


Do not burn rubbish in the fire


Do not cut down any trees for firewood – firewood is available on request


Please completely extinguish all fires prior to departure

Quiet Times

10pm to 8am


At all times please respect fellow campers and our neighbors and avoid loud music or excessive noise

Rubbish and Waste

Dispose of all Rubbish in designated Rubbish bins provided


Recycling bins are provided for cans and bottles next to the rubbish bins


Disposal or dumping of grey or black water anywhere on site is prohibited

WiFi / Telephone

WiFi is not available


Phone coverage is available, but is not the best


Non-Potable water is available from the dam


Potable / Drinking water is not available on site

Toilets / Showers

No toilets or Showers are provided


The campground and surrounding bush is not your toilet


Visitors must bring their own toilets and take their waste with them


Visitors must leave site at least every five days (Council Regulations) to empty their grey and black water. A Free Dumpsite is available in Mareeba at 31 Doyle Street


Generators are permitted to be used but must be turned off during quiet time (10pm to 8 am)


Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times


Bushwalking (Please do not cross any fence as you will be trespassing on private property)


Swimming in the dam is permitted. No lifeguard is on duty. (Children under 18 years old must be supervised at all times)


Catch and release line fishing only is permitted (No Yabbie Pots or Nets)




Horse Riding – If you bring your own horse


ATV’s, Buggies and Motorbikes are not permitted to be used on the property


Hunting or the use of firearms on the property is prohibited


Shady Waters Camping is located in the bush and as such you are sharing this place with the local wildlife which includes but is not limited to kangaroos. wallabies, pigs, dingoes, possums, bandicoots, frogs, toads, birds, snakes and spiders amongst others. Please observe but do not disturb the wildlife and be careful and watch where you walk as poisonous snakes do inhabit this area.

Historic Artillery Range

Historically the area and the property on which Shady Waters Camping is located was used by the military as an artillery target range and there have been a small number of old artillery projectiles found on the property. The majority of these are harmless, but there is the potential for Unexploded Ordnances (UXO). The entire property has been thoroughly checked, but in the unlikely event that you discover any such items, please do not touch or disturb them and report it immediately to the Campground Manager.


By paying your camping fees you and all persons accompanying you are agreeing to indemnify Shady Waters Camping, CH Enterprise Pty Ltd, its officers, agents, employees and representatives as well as the landholder and all related parties, from and against all liabilities, obligations, claims, judgments, loss, damages, personal injury or death arising from or in connection with your stay.


Please leave the campsite as clean and tidy as you found it or better, for the next visitors, just as you would expect to find it on your arrival.


Thankyou for your cooperation and enjoy your stay