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Camping information

Camping in Bladensburg National Park

Stay awhile on the banks of Surprise Creek and enjoy abundant birdlife at the shady Bough Shed Hole camping area.

The camping area is divided into the northern Mulga section and southern Spinifex section with a day-use area between them.

Please note:

  • Access to Mulga and Spinifex sections may be restricted at times—check park alerts for access conditions before leaving for your trip.
  • Camping permits are required and fees apply.
  • A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
  • Please camp with minimum impact and take all rubbish with you when you leave.

Read more about looking after the park.

Park-specific conditions

Be alert and prepared for changes in weather. Even small amounts of rain on the park or in surrounding areas can cause floods at any time of year. If heavy rain or minor flooding occurs, move to higher ground.

Ensure you have read things to know before you go and staying safe.

Bough Shed Hole camping area

Camping area features: camp beside Surprise Creek, and see wallaroos, red kangaroos and abundant birdlife at the permanent Bough Shed waterhole.

Location: 12km south of park boundary, along the Route of the River Gum tourist drive.

Access: high clearance 4WD is recommended year round. However the camping area may be reached in dry weather by conventional vehicles with high clearance.

Number of sites: two open sections without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt/grass, may be boggy in wet weather.

Facilities: wheelchair accessible toilets.

Open fires: permitted, except when fire prohibitions or fire bans are in place. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed, except for medical reasons (with the department’s permission).

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit, reliable torch, vehicle spares and sufficient fuel. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available; satellite phones and UHF radios recommended.

Last updated
23 January 2014