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Driving across Palen Creek, 1934
|Population||219 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Scenic Rim Region|
The terrain is rugged with many sloped sections heavily vegetated. Lower elevations start at around 90 metres above sea level while in the south the McPherson Range climbs above 600 metres. In the southeast lies multiple sections of Palen State Forest and part of Mount Barney National Park. On the slopes of Mount Giles in the west is another forest reserve. Between the two, the Mount Lindesay Highway winds along the valley floor.
The Palen Creek Correctional Centre is located on the highway in the south west. The facility can hold up to 170 low security prisoners in a campus style rural environment.
Palen Creek has the following heritage-listed sites:
- 11605 Mount Lindesay Highway: St James Catholic Church and cemetery
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