Forest Den National Park Outback Queensland

About Forest Den

    Park features

    Forest Den's waterholes, lined with majestic river red gums and coolibahs provide a refuge in dry times.

    This 5890ha park conserves a wide diversity of plants, some unique to this reserve within the region—the park was established to conserve black gidgee at its western limit. Although used as grazing land for more than 100 years, little remains of this era apart from a few pastoral relics—fences, gateways and a derelict round timber bridge over Torrens Creek.

    Looking after the park

    Everything in Forest Den National Park is protected, including plants, animals and heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for Forest Den’s outstanding natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and encouraging others to do the same.

    • Leave your pets at home, domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
    • Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens. New introductions can spread and displace resident species and alter the local ecology. Before leaving home (or moving on to a new camping area) clean your vehicle, camping gear and clothing— as they can contain weed seeds and foreign plant pathogens. Wrap seeds and plant material, and dispose of it in a rubbish bin.
    • Use a fuel or gas stove for cooking. Remember, collecting firewood in the national park is not allowed.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave.
    • Do not use firearms or other weapons in the park.

    Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.

    Park management

    Forest Den National Park was gazetted in 1991. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the protected area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. A management plan for Forest Den National Park (PDF, 1.5MB) has been prepared.

    Tourism information links

    Longreach Explore Centre (Visitor Information)
    Qantas Park, 99a Eagle Street, Longreach
    Phone: (07) 4658 4141

    Flinders Discovery Centre
    37 Gray Street, Hughenden QLD 4821
    Phone: (07) 4741 2970

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.