Yarraman State Forest Southern Queensland Country

Drive through impressive hoop pine plantations to picnic at Rogers Park. Photo credit: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

Visiting Yarraman safely

    Timber is harvested from several State forests located in the hills and ridges around Yarraman and nearby Blackbutt. Only Yarraman and Benarkin State Forests have visitor facilities. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    Timber is harvested from several State forests located in the hills and ridges around Yarraman and nearby Blackbutt. Only Yarraman and Benarkin State Forests have visitor facilities. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    Turn off the D'Aguilar Highway 1.5km north of Yarraman.

    Contact Department of Transport and Main Roads (13 19 40) to enquire about local and main road conditions.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Facilities at Yarraman State Forest are not wheelchair accessible.

    Staying safe

    Your safety is our concern but your responsibility.

    • Roads are shared with other cars, logging trucks, cyclists, walkers and wildlife. Be courteous and allow time to react to unexpected situations and changed conditions.
    • Supervise children. Natural areas have hazards that children are unfamiliar with including stinging plants and wildlife.
    • Wear a hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Take drinking water or treat or boil water before drinking.
    • Apply insect repellent on exposed skin and shoes to discourage biting insects and ticks. Remove ticks immediately by carefully levering them out of the skin with tweezers.
    • Take care with fire. Use barbecues provided and make sure your fire is out before you leave. Preferably bring a fuel stove.
    • Drive carefully on unsealed roads—especially after rain. Stay on your side of the road and avoid sudden slowing.

    In an emergency

    In case of accident or other emergency:

    • Call Triple Zero (000)
    • Advise the location and nature of the emergency
    • Stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.

    The nearest hospital is located at Nanango.

    Mobile phone coverage is not reliable in Yarraman State Forest.

    For more information about staying safe while visiting State forests, please read the guidelines in Safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    • Drinking water, a fuel stove to boil water for drinking and/or chemical tablets to treat water.
    • A hat, sunscreen, suitable footwear and insect repellent to ward of biting insects and ticks.
    • Sturdy garbage bags or containers in which to store rubbish and recyclables for proper disposal after you leave.
    • Clean-milled firewood if planning on using the wood barbeques provided.

    Opening hours

    Yarraman State Forest is open 24 hours a day.

    Pets

    Dogs are permitted, under control and restrained by a leash at all times, at Rogers Park.

    Climate and weather

    Expect warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters. Temperatures peak at more than 35°C in December and drop below freezing overnight in winter. Most rain falls during the summer months, often as storms.

    For more information see the tourism information links below or the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available at Yarraman and Nanango.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.