Barakula State Forest
Facilities and activities
Barakula State Forest is the largest State Forest in the Southern Hemisphere and supplies much of Queensland's cypress pine timber resource.
This is a working forest and has a large network of roads (beware of logging trucks). The forest is mainly a mixture of cypress pine, cabbage gum and ironbark trees. Charlies Creek and Wongongerra Creek provide fishing opportunities after good rains and Barakula also provides opportunity for bird watchers.
The nearest medical/shopping facilities are located in Chinchilla.
Barakula State Forest is readily accessible (45km) from Chinchilla (turn-off 500m west of the town) by following the Auburn Road until signs indicate direction to Barakula State Forest. Once past the Department of Natural Resources and Water Forests Product camp signs direct to Dogwood Creek Camp.
Gravel and sandy roads are only suitable for conventional vehicles in dry weather.