Samford Showground has overnight camping 7km west of Samford on Mt Glorious Rd on Showgrounds Drive. (About 18kms from The Grove along Samford Rd). Gates usually locked. Contact caretaker 07 3289 7052. There are toilets, showers, drinking water, power, picnic tables, mobile phone coverage, pets allowed, room for big vehicles. A fee applies.
Overnight camping in the Southern D'Aguilar Ranges in wild campsites is accessible from The Grove, although none of the campsites are actually in The Grove. The nearest would be Scrub Road Bush Camp accessed from Mt Nebo Rd. The Scrub Road Bush Camp is accessible only by walking in. Facilities are minimal. You will need to be physically fit and have bushwalking and navigating experience and an emergency plan in place with a responsible friend or family member. Always carry a topographic map, compass, first-aid kit, water and food. mobile phone reception is unreliable.
You must obtain a camping permit and pay the fees before camping overnight. Try and book and pay six to eight weeks in advance for public or school holiday periods. Obtain a permit and make payment form www.qld.gov.au/camping or by calling 13 13 04 with credit card details.