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Cottonwood Glen picnic area

Lane Cove National Park

Overview

Enjoy a picnic in a riverside setting near bushwalking trails at the Cottonwood Glen picnic area in Lane Cove National Park.

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Lane Cove National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price

Booking fees may apply

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
  • Open 9am-6pm outside of daylight savings periods
  • During daylight savings the picnic area is open 9am-7pm.
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Bookings

Total picnic area capacity for up to 100 people; 4 picnic tables (2 sheltered tables, 8 people each) and car parking for up to 50 vehicles. Please see the picnic booking information for more.

Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

Situated by the river in a cool, shady spot, Cottonwood Glen picnic area is the perfect spot to spend a relaxing afternoon with the kids with plenty to do nearby.

The combination of wood barbecues and picnic tables makes it a convenient location for a birthday party or other celebration. Enjoy views of the river in a natural setting while you eat and relax.

Cottonwood Glen picnic area is located on the Riverside walking track, so it also makes a good place for a rest stop along the way.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Lane Cove National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Lane Cove National Park is open 9am to 7pm during daylight savings (until 6pm at other times). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins. 

    Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Prior payment may be required, please phone the Chatswood office for more information.

    Group bookings:

    Under the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 30 or more people planning to visit the park. Contact the park office prior to your visit.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Cottonwood Glen picnic area, Lane Cove National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty