Now known as the Les Jingles Myers Rest Area, this site is still listed as Dumaresq River Camping Area in CAMPS 10 as QLD site 930 or on our Camps Australia Wide App. This spot is an amazing find, that will surely not disappoint! With level grassy areas, wooden BBQs and rubbish bins provided, be sure to leave a donation in the box at the shed! Drive over the cattle-grid for riverside spots, and let the cool water wash over you of the Dumaresq River, or fetch out the fishing rods.
Nearby Texas has all the essentials to offer, including: free hot showers and toilets (opposite the Post Office), free dump point and potable water (Council Works Depot at Fleming St), pub, grocery stores, fuel station, health centre and children’s playground. Texas is a small community that was devoted to growing tobacco and raising sheep and cattle.
The town’s history can be explored by visiting the Texas Heritage Centre and Tobacco Museum, Texas Rabbit Works and Texas Cultural Centre and Regional Art Gallery. For an impressive view of the Dumaresq River, take a five minute drive east of town to Beacon Lookout.
A bit further afield, nature lovers can survey the beautiful surrounds including Red Rock Gorge at Sundown National Park, Macintyre Falls across the NSW border near Atholwood, or the Ashford limestone caves at Wallangra. The Dumaresq River Camp Site is located at Dumaresq Crossing Rd, on the north bank of Dumaresq River, 1 km south of Texas. There’s a 14 day limit and it is for Self Contained Vehicles only.
Images by John Hansen, from the Camps Australia Wide App – thanks John!