Camp Mountain

About Camp Mountain

A rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Camp Mountain has attracted residents since the 1980s to the suburb for the Rural/residential acreages. Located near Samford, Camp Mountain is 20km north-west of the Brisbane central business district and parts of the suburb fall into the Brisbane Forest Park, a look-out and recreation area accessible off Mount Nebo Road.

Discover the lesser known look-out spot at Camp Mountain Lookout. This park is well shaded, includes outdoor picnic tables, wood-fired BBQs and stunning views of Samford Valley and the city. The more adventurous can explore the multi-use fire trails leading off from the picnic area.

History of Camp Mountain

It’s thought the name Camp Mountain possibly arose from a mountain camp for gold mining along Cedar Creek in the 1860s. The district was taken up for farming towards the end of the nineteenth century, with a mix of dairy and fruit growers.

Camp Mountain Railway station opened in 1918. In 1947, Queensland’s worst railway accident occurred in Camp Mountain, killing 16 people.

The heritage listed Selector’s Hut also known as Mark’s hut, is located at 20 Upper Camp Mountain Road. It was built in 1870 by George Atthow, during the early stages of land division into allotments in the Samford Valley. The Selector’s Hut is a small single roomed cottage, it is constructed of slab and sawn timber. The hut has expansive views to hills beyond particularly the D'Aguilar Range which acts as a picturesque backdrop when viewing the hut from easterly points

The Latest Camp Mountain News

Moreton Bay Region Weather   •   21-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Still waiting to break drought

We may be facing the wettest summer in a decade, but Seqwater’s dams, which supply the Moreton Bay Region, are still in a ‘drought response’ phase.…

Pets   •   17-12-2020  •   Nick Crockford

Sign-up for Home Alone

Pet owners across the Moreton Bay Region and Queensland are being urged to register with the RSPCA Qld’s Home Alone service.…

Moreton Bay Region Weather   •   10-12-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Prepare now for wild weather

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a significant weather event this weekend, with 4-6m waves, 100mm of rain on Sunday, high tides and gale force winds possible. Now’s the time to prepare.…

Local News   •   28-7-2020  •   Kylie Knight

Aussie music legend's rallying call

Powderfinger’s Ian Haug says These Days … are a time to support musicians. He’s doing his bit at his Camp Mountain studio, Up in the Airlock.…

Live Local, Support Local in Camp Mountain

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