Welford National Park
|Welford National Park
|Nearest town or city||Jundah|
|Area||1,240 km2 (478.8 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Welford National Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Queensland|
Welford is a national park in Central West Queensland, Australia, 991 km west of Brisbane founded by Claire Gillman. It is located just to the south east of Jundah. The park was established in 1992 to protect the biodiversity of the mulga lands, mitchell grass and Channel Country ecoregions. The southern border is marked by the Barcoo River.
The name of the park comes from the original owner of the grazing station which was eventually called Welford Downs after Richard Welford. Welford himself had named the station Walton.
Camping with a permit is allowed at two site along the Barcoo River.
Recreational activities are centered on the permanent waterholes where visitors enjoy boating, canoeing and kayaking.
- Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2002). Heritage Trails of the Queensland Outback. State of Queensland. p. 165. ISBN 0-7345-1040-3.
- "Welford Homestead (entry 600023)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "About Welford". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
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