Litchfield national park camping

Can any one advise if the camping areas at Sandy Creek and Surprise Creek Falls are suitable for camper trailers. Will be visiting in the dry season.
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Reply By: Gerard S - Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 15:30

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 15:30
Both show up as Camper trailer with 4WD suitable on Wikicamps. Well worth the $8 life time fee for the info available.
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Reply By: Member - peter_mcc - Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 17:14

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 17:14
They don't recommend trailers on the road up the western side of the park because of a river crossing in the middle. A few years ago the sign at the southern end said "not recommended" but when you got to the crossing it said "no trailers". We gave it a go and made it through fairly easily (Prado/Tvan). I think the problem is the crocs if you get stuck in the creek... probably not as big an issue in the dry season!
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Reply By: Member - lyndon NT - Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 19:23

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 19:23
Hey Dingo

I live up here and have done the crossing many times.

Been a poor wet.season, which will help your cause.

Crossing depends on your rig. If heading OUT of the park it will be easier as you will be going down the crossing in question.

NOTE
It is not a case of driving directly across, you drive down, then along and then back out of the creek.

Don't get to freaked out about it.

Sandy Creek is nice, Surprise creek is AWESOME.

BAD NEWS, will be stagnant by AROUND the end of July. If you are lucky, early August.

Facilities have been upgraded at Surprise, not sure to what degree though.

The drive though that park is FANTASTIC, well, almost.
The idiots in charge have seen fit to install hundreds of speeds humps. Like, really! It's a track that you would normally drive at around 30 k/hr.
Just drive to the side of the humps where possible to make the trip enjoyable.

Don't forget places like, Walker Creek, Green Ant AND THE CASCADES.

Re the Cascades. Do the walk up the hill first, you will be hot and sweaty, then walk down to the pools. A lovely couple of kay walk down the creek swimming in different spots. Take water and food as you can spend 1/2 day enjoying just this spot.

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Follow Up By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:03

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:03
Thanks Lyndon,
will be there mid July. Do you think there will there be any water over the main falls then?
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 06:59

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 06:59
Hi Dingo

I'd definitely be giving it a go!

They can be funny about when they open things. They open the Reynolds crossing VERY late most years.

Call these guys a couple of weeks before to get the latest info.

Walker Creek ranger Station 08 8978 2302 (no answer, just keep trying).

Even if the Reynolds is closed, you still may be able to access Surprise creek via the other side of the park. If it is still flowing and this is your only option it would still be worth while.

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