Alton National Park
|Alton National Park|
|Area||5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|See also||Protected areas of Queensland|
Alton National Park is 371 km west of Brisbane and 75 km east of St George, adjacent to Moonie Highway. It covers 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi) of land within the Brigalow Belt South bioregion. The park is divided by the Moonie Highway and surrounded by grazing properties.
Alton National Park was declared in 1973. The area was preserved because it contains vegetation of limited occurrence, interesting plant species and attractive wildflowers. A total of four rare or threatened species have been identified within Alton.
Alton has tourist potential, although at the moment visitors must be self-reliant. The park has no facilities for campers.
- "Alton National Park - Shire of Balonne (entry 39362)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Alton National Park Management Statement 2013" (PDF). Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
- "Alton National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
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