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Bents Basin campground

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Alerts for Bents Basin State Conservation Area: upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 31/10/2014 03:17 PM

“We come here for a week every year during the summer holidays – we love hanging out with our camping buddies.”

Bents Basin offers a camping experience that is within easy reach of urban Sydney suburbs. It’s an open, grassy campground bordered by trees on one side and featuring Bents Basin on the other.

Take your pick of campsites, pitch your tent or bring your caravan or trailer along. It’s a great choice whether you are going family camping or camping with a larger group.

Once you’ve set up camp, what you do next is up to you; relax by the Basin, take a walk along Caleys lookout track, go for a paddle or try your hand at fishing, or if you’re feeling hungry, start up the barbecue to cook your lunch.

You’ll find excellent facilities, including a camp kitchen ideal for group bookings and hot showers – a welcome luxury after a day exploring this park.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Bents Basin campground is in the central precinct of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. To get there:

  • From The Northern Road, take Greendale Road west at Bringelly
  • Turn left into Wolstenholme Avenue and continue to the park entrance.
  • Continue through the park entrance and follow the signs to the campground.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Bents Basin campground

Important info

Types of camping:

Caravan site, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle, Don't mind a short walk to tent

Facilities:

  • Amenities block
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Hot showers
  • Flush toilets

You should know:

  • Sites are not marked
  • Campers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a person 18 years or over
  • You’ll need to bring your own supply of firewood or pick some up at Bents Basin campground ($11/20kg hardwood).
  • In most cases, you can park immediately next to your tent, trailer or caravan. Additionally, there are marked parking spaces where camping is a short distance from your vehicle (less than a 20m walk from car to camping area). Near the amenities block (which also features the camp kitchen and shelter), you’ll find a carpark with 15 spaces and another with 5 to 6 places (a 30m walk from carpark to amenities block).
  • The water level in the basin can rise to a level considered unsafe for swimming after heavy rainfall events. This can result in the closure of the basin to all water based activities until conditions return to normal.
  • Please note that park gates lock automatically after hours
  •  A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • Contact the park office to hire additional facilities, including camp kitchen and camp shelter, for a day or for your entire stay.

Wheelchair access:

Easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible.

  • The campground’s amenities block features dedicated disabled facilities fitted with a disabled keying
  • This campground is generally flat and grassy. A paved path leads gently uphill from closest parking and camping area to amenities block (about 50m).

Fees:

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day.

Camping fees:

  • Peak season: $14 per adult per night. $7 per child per night.
  • Off-peak season: $10 per adult per night. $5 per child per night. Off-peak rates apply to non daylight savings periods only, excluding Easter (Thursday to Tuesday nights) and the October long weekend (Thursday to Monday nights) when standard fees apply.

Other fees: Kitchen: $55 per day. Shelter: $55 per day.

Bookings:

This campground is a popular place, so you’ll need to book your spot in advance.

Contacts:

Nattai Area office, Phone: 02 4774 6800

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- Alerts

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Saturday 1 November) A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 
For visitor safety all tracks and trails are closed when a Total Fire Ban is in force. The picnic areas will remain open. For information on Total Fire Bans please visit: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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People swimming in the river. Photo:John Yurasek