Back to previous page
Print factsheet

Silent Creek campground

Abercrombie River National Park

Overview

Set on shady, grassed river flats, the 4WD-only Silent Creek campground is a perfect spot for group holidays, offering 4WD touring, bushwalking and swimming.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 8
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
Please note
  • Sites are unpowered and not marked
  • Water is not available at this campground, so you'll need to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the river crossings to this campground can become impassable when it rains
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.
Price Free.
Bookings

Bookings are not available for this campground.

With its large, grassy river flats shaded by casuarinas and protected by a rocky cliff, Silent Creek campground is popular with groups, especially 4WD clubs. Accessible only with a 4WD vehicle, it’s a great spot from where to explore the park’s fire trails that traverse eucalypt forests. Head north and you can give it some along the ridges.

During drought, Silent Creek can become dry, but you can walk along its banks to get to Abercrombie River, where there are plenty of deep waterholes for swimming and canoeing.

The warmer months are beautiful at Silent Creek. During spring, all the wildflowers start to bloom, including the yellow acacias. At dusk, the frogs start to call out. And you can nearly always spot some kangaroos and wallabies around the campground, as well as emus if you’re lucky.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Promotional:

Sign up to Naturescapes

Sign up to our Naturescapes e-newsletter which is packed with information, new products, experiences and events in NSW national parks. Your next park adventure starts here.

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
Silent Creek campground, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government