Bough Shed Hole Camping Area - Bladensburg National Park

National Park - Queensland


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.

Camp beside Surprise Creek, and see wallaroos, red kangaroos and abundant birdlife at the permanent Bough Shed waterhole on a dirt/grass surface. A high clearance 4WD is recommended year round. However the camping area may be reached in dry weather by conventional vehicles with high clearance. The campground is located 12km south of park boundary, along the Route of the River Gum tourist drive.

Camping Type

  • Tent camping
  • Camping beside car
  • Camper trailers 


  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Campfires allowed
  • Non-flush toilets

What to Bring

  • All food as well as cooking and drinking water
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent 
  • Sun protection
  • First aid kit
  • Sufficient fuel
  • Satellite phones and UHF radios recommended. 
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Camping Fee $6.75
Per person, per night - from

Camping Fee - Family $27.00
Per family, per night (up to 2 adults, 6 children under 18 years) - from