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Camping information

Camping in Barakula State Forest

There is one designated camping area in Barakula State Forest, which is accessed by unsealed roads that are suitable for conventional vehicles in dry weather only. Dogwood Creek camping area provides visitors with a peaceful stay near the banks of the creek deep within the forest. Visitors need to be self-sufficient as there are no facilities provided. Please camp with minimum impact.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Take all your rubbish out of the forest for appropriate disposal. Rubbish bins are not provided in Barakula State Forest. The nearest refuse transfer station is at Slessar Street Chinchilla 45km from Barakula.

Dogs are permitted in Dogwood Creek camping area—they must be on a leash and under control at all times.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Dogwood Creek camping area

Dogwood Creek camping area . Photo: John Cambourn © Queensland Government.

Dogwood Creek camping area . Photo: John Cambourn © Queensland Government.

Camping area features: Open woodland setting adjacent to Dogwood Creek

Location: 19km north-west of the Barakula Forest Station. Follow the signs to the Dogwood Creek camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle in dry weather only. It is accessible for trailers; off-road high clearance caravans and small off-road high clearance motorhomes.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 40 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; off-road high clearance caravans; camper trailers; small off-road high clearance motorhomes.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: None.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generator use: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, clean-milled firewood. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or if you cannot book through one of these channels, phone 13QGOV (13 74 68). Mobile phone charges may apply.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last updated
4 March 2019