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Bladensburg National Park conserves 84,900ha of Mitchell Grass Downs and Channel Country, including unique birdlife, plants and animals. Impressive flat-topped plateaus and residual sandstone ranges provide a scenic backdrop to vast grassland plains and river flats, river red gums and rocky scarp.
Bladensburg National Park encompasses areas of important Indigenous and pastoral heritage. The Koa People consider Bladensburg to be part of their traditional country, and the park is also important to the Maiawali and Karuwali People. Skull Hole is believed to be the site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in the late 1800s.
Pastoralists established a large station at Bladensburg—the homestead has been restored and is used as an information centre and ranger office. There are other sites within the park which offer reminders of the park’s early pastoral history.
Read more about the nature, culture and history of Central West Queensland parks.
Everything in Bladensburg National Park is protected, including plants, animals and heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for Bladensburg’s outstanding natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and encouraging others to do the same.
Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.
Each park in the Longreach district has unique attributes. They are managed to conserve their natural condition and protect their cultural resources and values. A management plan for Bladensburg will be developed in the future.
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