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Black Swamp campground

Barrington Tops National Park

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Remote Black Swamp campground offers walking and wildlife-spotting in the sub-alpine wilderness of Barrington Tops National Park, between Scone and Gloucester.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 5
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Opening times  
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Barrington trail is only open to vehicles from October 1 to May 31. Temporary closures may occur during this period due to weather conditions. Check alerts for current closures.
  • Check the weather or contact Gloucester office before you set out.
  • A water-based mould (Phytophthora cinnamomi) is prevalent in this area. The mould attacks the roots of plants causing them to rot, causing a dieback of trees and plants. Efforts are in place to contain the area of contamination north of Black Swamp. You can assist the long-term containment of the mould by cleaning your shoes and mountain bike tyres before and after entering this region.
  • Help protect the fragile ecosystems of the region by avoiding using soap, shampoo, and detergents in waterways and taking all rubbish home with you.

This small and secluded camping spot is perfect for adventurous campers who love the opportunity to experience the remote and wild regions. Black Swamp campground, accessed via Aeroplane Hill walking track orCareys Peak walking track, is perched on the edge of a unique sub-alpine wetland, providing habitat for many unique plants and wildlife.

The swamps of the high plateau of Barrington Tops National Park have been declared an endangered ecological community and protect many threatened species including the broad-toothed rat and the glandular frog.

After a day of walking the trails of the high country, cook up a hearty meal, and enjoy a night in the pristine wilderness with the light of the stars and moon above. As you drift off to sleep, you might hear the call of the powerful owl ringing through the snowgums into your dreams.

Take a virtual tour of Black Swamp campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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