Bladensburg National Park Outback Queensland

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Bough Shed Hole camping area

Camp beside Surprise Creek, and see wallaroos, red kangaroos and abundant birdlife at the permanent Bough Shed waterhole on a dirt/grass surface.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike

Campground facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Mountain biking
  • Scenic drive
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car

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 before you visit.

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

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bladensburg safely and camp with care.

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