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Culgoa River campground

Culgoa National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Culgoa River campground is in the Burban Grange precinct of Culgoa National Park. To get there:

  • Take the unsealed road north-east of Bourke for 180km, or the unsealed, dry weather road north of Brewarrina for 120km.
  • The campground is 14km from the southern entrance of the park

The small townships of Weilmoringle, on the south-west side of Culgoa, and Goodooga, on the east side of Culgoa, offer no fuel, so please ensure you have enough before departure. The larger towns of Bourke and Brewarrina are good places to stock up.

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Culgoa River campground.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

After reasonable winter rains, the park erupts with blooms of native wildflowers, and animals begin to raise their young.

Summer

Summer in Culgoa can be incredibly hot, so hiking should be attempted by experienced walkers only. For everybody else, this is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the coolness of Culgoa River.

Winter

This is a great time to settle in at Culgoa River campground, with winter the best time for walking in the park. Wildlife is still abundant and birdwatching is superb.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

21°C and 34.9°C

Highest recorded

46.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

5.7°C and 19.6°C

Lowest recorded

-3.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

207.1mm

Facilities

  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Rubbish bins are not available, so please take your rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

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.

This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

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.

Prohibited

Noise restrictions apply at this campground

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.

Generators

Generators are not permitted in this campground

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Culgoa River campground

Park info

  • in Culgoa National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Culgoa National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.