Just a short drive off the highway is the tiny town of St Lawerence. St Lawerence is one of the oldest towns on the Queensland coast. A lot of Grey Nomads had told us that the St Lawrence Recreational Reserve is a fantastic camp and we were surprised at the sheer size of the area.

What’s special about St Lawrence Recreational Reserve:

Big Rig Friendly

This camp is absolutely massive. No matter how many travellers arrive they can all fit in this large area. We found the first area near the toilets and showers filled quickly. But there is another large area that can fit big rigs.

Such a large camping area at the St Lawrence Recreational Reserve

Toilets and Showers

It’s nice to see a camp that provides toilets and showers. For a small fee, you can enjoy a nice hot shower. But make sure you get in quick as a lot of other campers love this shower block too.


Water isn’t always easy to find but being able to fill up your water is definitely motivation to stay and enjoy this little town a little longer.


St Lawerence is situated on a creek with a boat ramp. Try your luck at a bit of fishing or put your pot in. Watch for crocs though.

Trying our luck at St Lawrence


St Lawrence Recreational Reserve backs onto a large wetlands area. It was nice to be out of the car, walking around and looking at all the bird life in the water.

We enjoyed staying at St Lawrence and at the time we stayed in 2014 this camp was a donations only camp. However, I believe it has changed $10 a vehicle per day, which in my book is cheap!