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Bents Basin campground

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bents Basin campground.

Getting there and parking

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. Please note, access is via Wolstenholme Avenue only.
  • Continue through the park entrance and follow the signs to the campground.

The entry gate to the campground on Wolstenholme Ave is locked daily from 5pm (May to September) or 8pm (October to April).

You'll get a gate code after you book, to enter/exit the campground when the gates are closed. Note down the code before you leave home because mobile phone reception is limited. If you did not receive the gate code after booking, contact 13000 72757.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


2 vehicles are permitted per booking. In most cases, you can park immediately next to your tent, trailer or caravan. There are also 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, you’ll find a carpark with 15 spaces and another with 5 to 6 places (a 30m walk from carpark to amenities block).

Best times to visit

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a camping weekend in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or a sunny summer day for lots of water activities.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 29°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


3°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Camping is only permitted in designated camping areas. Campsites are unmarked and suitable for motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents. 
  • The campground can fit 250 campers.
  • Campsites have no power.
  • There's a commercial style camp kitchen available for hire. Please book online. It includes a stove, double refrigerator, sink and hot water facilities.
  • A large picnic shelter for functions up to 50 people is also available for hire. There are power points and lighting.
  • We encourage you to take your rubbish with you, but there are some rubbish bins available.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)


Drinking water

Public phone

An emergency telephone is located at the amenities block in the campground. It is pre-programmed with emergency contacts. There is no mobile reception at the campground however some reception is available near the entry gate on Wolstenholme Ave.


  • Hot showers

Electric power

The camp area is unpowered however there are power points in the amenities block for hairdryers and shavers, and also in the hire camp kitchen and shelter.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

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. Waterways in Bents Basin State Conservation Area are not patrolled. Strong water flow and river currents may be present in this area.


Disability access level - easy

This campground is fully wheelchair accessible. The amenities block features dedicated disabled facilities fitted with a disabled keying. Before you arrive, contact the Scheyville office on 02 4572 3100 to get access.

This campground is generally flat and grassy. A paved path leads gently uphill from closest parking and camping area to amenities block (about 50m).


Chemical toilets are permitted but don't empty them in the national park.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Campfires are permitted in the shared wood barbecues and fire rings throughout the campground. You can bring your own fuel stove, gas/coal barbecue or firepit but it must be elevated off the ground.

You can use heat beads, charcoal and briquettes but you must discard them in heat bead bins when you're finished.


Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers, please keep any noise down and stop by 10pm.

Chemical toilets can't emptied in campground amenities.

Gathering firewood



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bents Basin campground

Park info

  • in Bents Basin State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area is open 8am to 6pm from May to August and 8am to 8pm from September to April. The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Buy annual pass