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Cattai campground

Cattai National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Cattai campground.

Getting there and parking

Cattai campground is located in Cattai National Park. To get there, take Wisemans Ferry Road, Cattai and look for the turn off at Caddie Road. Follow the signs to the campground.

Access to the campground is along both sealed and unsealed road sections accessible by 2WD vehicles. Camping is only permitted in the campground which is at the far end of the main picnic area.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available in the campground.

Best times to visit

Cattai National Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a winter picnic in the sun or a family camping holiday during spring. Walking and bike riding are popular autumn activities in the park and summer is perfect for boating and paddling along the river.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


16°C and 30°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


3°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Campsites are unmarked and suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans.
  • The campground has a maximum occupancy of 200 campers.
  • There is no power in the campground.
  • Please take all rubbish with you on your departure
  • The water available at Cattai campground needs to be treated before drinking.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

Fires are allowed in designated barbecues or portable off-the-ground barbecues.

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)


  • Hot showers

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

There is mobile phone coverage at the campground.

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.


Disability access level - medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area
  • The campground is mostly flat, with grass and gravel terrain, making it moderately wheelchair-accessible.
  • There is an accessible toilet at the main amenities block.


Gathering firewood

Chainsaws are not permitted



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.

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Park info

  • in Cattai National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Cattai National Park opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (May to September) or 8pm (October 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 (including motorbikes). The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring credit card or correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
View of the grassy unmarked sites at Cattai campground in Cattai National Park, on the Hawkesbury River. Photo: John Spencer/OEH