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Boyd River campground

Kanangra-Boyd National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Boyd River campground.

Getting there and parking

Boyd River campground is in the Kanangra Walls precinct of Kanangra-Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • From Oberon: Turn off the main street onto Ross Street at the National Australia Bank, then follow the signs to Jenolan Caves and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. A 25-minute drive will take you to the park entrance. Follow this road to Kanangra Walls carpark. Allow an hour to get from the entrance to the carpark.
  • From Jenolan Caves: Take the exit road to Edith up to the intersection with Kanangra Road. Turn left and continue towards Kanangra Walls for 25km. Watch out for wombats on the road.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Boyd River campground in gravel and roadbase carparks and also at your campsite.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


A beautiful time of year to enjoy hiking and mountain biking; the temperature isn't too hot. The Kanangra Classic, a weekend of outdoor adventure, takes place at Jensens Farm near Boyd River Campground in October. The event includes mountain bike enduros, a social ride and an ultramarathon.


Take the family camping in the mountains. This is best time of year for canyoning, as well as spotting some of the park's wildlife including kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and lyrebirds.


With cold temperatures during these months, including the possibility of snow, it's best to walk and mountain bike as part of a day trip. You'll be rewarded with the yellow Kanangra wattle beginning to bloom in late winter.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


10°C and 23°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


-2ºC and 10ºC

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Creek water is available at this campground – you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from this park.


There are 2 toilet blocks at the campground:

  • The one in the south-east of the campground is accessible, but you'll need to cross over uneven and rocky hard-packed ground and grass to reach it.
  • The one in the north-west of the campground is not accessible.
  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)


Step-free access

The campground is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over a mixture of flat grass and hard-packed ground to reach the facilities.

Seats and resting points

Some of the campsites have bench seats.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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.

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).

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.


Disability access level - medium

Boyd River campground is mostly flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:

  • An accessible toilet in the south-east of the campground
  • Bench seats at some of the campsites for resting

There are some parts of the campground where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • There are no pathways at the campground. You'll need to cross over a mixture of flat grass and hard-packed ground to reach the facilities.
  • The ground is uneven and rocky leading to the toilets



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

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