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Bents Basin campground

Bents Basin State Conservation Area


A great family camping spot in Sydney, Bents Basin campground offers sites for tents, trailer and caravans in a scenic location by the water – go fishing and kayaking.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets
Please note
  • Reservations can be made for any arrival within the next 12 months. Find out more about our terms and conditions, and review frequently asked questions about staying in national parks.
  • Check in after 2pm. Check out before 11am.
  • The entry gate to the campground on Wolstenholme Ave is locked daily from 7pm during daylight savings, and 4.30pm outside daylight savings. Gate codes will be emailed to campers for access.
  • The campground is unmarked and unpowered
  • Bookings for 20 or more campers must contact Bents Basin campground office on (02) 4774 6800
  • There are nearby facilities to pick up some supplies – Wallacia (20mins), Bringelly (15 mins), Narellan (25 mins), Penrith (40 mins).
  • There is limited mobile reception
  • See visitor info for more information
  • Peak season: Daylight savings periods, Easter (Thursday to Sunday nights) and October long weekend (Thursday to Monday nights)
  • Off-peak season: Non daylight savings periods only, excluding Easter (Thursday to Tuesday nights) and the October long weekend (Thursday to Monday nights).
  • Peak: $16 per adult per night. $8 per child per night.
  • Off peak: $11.50 per adult per night. $6 per child per night
  • Other fees: Kitchen: $55 per day. Shelter: $55 per day.
Entry fees

Park entry fees are not included in your camping fees.

Bookings Online booking will be introduced to Bents Basin campground at 9am on Monday 30 November 2015. You will be able to make your booking online, or over the phone through the National Parks Contact Centre 9am to 5pm, 7 days.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Operated by

  • Nattai area office
  • 9am-4pm Monday-Friday
  • (02) 4632 4500
  • (02) 4632 4550
  • The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.

Park info

See more visitor info
People swimming in the river. Photo:John Yurasek