Things to do
Camping is permitted at Dogwood Creek camping area 19km north-west of the Barakula Forest Station.
Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
- Find out more about camping in Barakula State Forest.
- Book your camp site online.
- If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.
There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Chinchilla. For more information see the tourism information links.
A network of logging and service tracks cover the forest, which may also be used for cycling, horse riding or walking. Motorised vehicles are restricted to formed roads only. Entry into harvesting areas is not permitted. Obey all signs as it is very easy to get lost and there is limited mobile phone and radio communication. If driving, or riding a trail bike, you must comply with Queensland road rules, be licensed and have a registered vehicle.
Bicycles may be ridden on roads in this forest. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, an organised event or a competitive event.
Horses may be ridden on roads in this forest. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, and organised event or a competitive event. Please adhere to all signs and barriers. Some roads may restrict or prohibit horses from entering.
A rich mosaic of vegetation attracts many different species of wildlife including over 200 species of birds—great for birdwatching. Glossy black cockatoos, powerful owls and turquoise parrots are among the favourite birds to spot and, if you go spotlighting at night, you might see a yellow-bellied glider or golden tailed gecko.
- Barakula State Forest's Stockyard and Athlone Roads are closed 16 March to 31 May 2022