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Bargo River State Conservation Area


Bargo River State Conservation Area was created in February 2007. It covers an area of 1970ha. For detailed park and fire management documents, visit the OEH website.

Bargo River State Conservation Area protects a section of the upper Bargo River catchment in the Southern Highlands of NSW. The Bargo River drains into the Hawkesbury-Nepean system. The geography is rugged dissected Hawkesbury Sandstone, with open forest and woodland being the primary vegetation communities, although at Cave Creek there is a small section of Warm Temperate Rain Forest. There are a number of significant species of flora and fauna, some which are rare and threatened. Recreational activities include bushwalking, mountain bike riding and picnicking at the Cave Creek day-use area. A short bushwalking track leads from the day-use area to a sandstone cave through which a stream runs, exiting into a shallow gorge clothed in rainforest.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.