In a rare and unprecedented move, the Queensland Government has decided to ban camping in the main and summer camping areas of Raystown and the state park.
“The Queensland Government believes that the state parks must continue to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all to enjoy,” Minister for Parks and Wildlife Scott Emerson said.
However, he said the Queensland Police Service was working with local residents to provide reassurance to campers.
There is also a mandatory camp ban for the entire summer camping area.
Raystown Lake has been used for a range of events including weddings, funerals and other events, but camping is prohibited.
The State Government has been informed of the ban and will consider any further options, including changing camping regulations.
This is the first time the ban has been imposed on a State Government property.
Originally published as Queensland Government bans camping in summer camp area