Deans Creek - Camp 27 Burketown


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Dean's Creek is a remote area from town crossing margins of the saltpans that can be influenced by the tide. This area is only 12km from town, but feels world's away. It is an large, open and flat area which provides the ability to launch a boat, halving the time to the mouth of the Albert River and the expanse of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A Camping Permit allows for staying overnight at the designated recreation areas on Gangalidda Garawa Country, whilst ensuring that landowners conditions and requirements are met. A maximum of 7 nights can be booked at the same campsite. Care should be taken not to cross the gutters on a high tide as they become extremely boggy, hence this site is only accessible in the 'dry'. Excellent fishing and mud-crabbing with mangroves providing the ideal habitat. Dean's Creek is the start of the Groper Dreaming story that runs from here to Roper River in the Northern Territory and is the site of many traditional camps marked by shell middens.

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Lat: -17.725677 Lng: 139.636809

User Reviews


Mike Oxlong

Looks like a great spot and the people who manage the booking at the visitors centre are absolutely lovely!! Unfortunately we found some filthy old alcoholics that has been camping on the site we had booked "because it looks better" than theirs.


User 2181114

Pricing is a joke.


User 2140970

Amazing camp! Caught plenty of fish off the bank and loved hitting the golf balls on the salt flats. Kudos to Peter at Visitor Center, so friendly & helpful. Ditto on the donuts.....The Best!


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