Dalmorton campground

Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

Located near the historic town of Dalmorton, this campground is a great base for exploring walks in Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area or for swimming and fishing in Boyd River.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water
Price

Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • This campground is suitable for groups but is a remote campground, so please arrive well prepared.
  • Sites are not marked.

This spacious campground in Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area is located near the historic town of Dalmorton, which was once a thriving gold-mining town during a short-lived boom.

A quiet campground that’s rarely full, Dalmorton campground has a large mown area that is suitable for group camping or a game of soccer or rugby. There are also logs placed around the fireplaces, encouraging people to sit and share stories whilst enjoying the warmth of the fire on cool evenings.

The campground is on the edge of Boyd River, making it a perfect place to stay if you’d like to while away some holiday time swimming, canoeing or fishing.

At dawn or dusk, see if you can spot the red-necked wallabies around the grounds, or the platypus in the river. At night, brush-tailed possums sometimes visit the campground, and you may hear the sounds of purebred dingoes howling from the surrounding hills.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Campers arrive at Doon Goonge campground, Chaelundi National Park. Photo: A Harber/NSW Government

    Doon Goonge campground

    The wild terrain rewards you from every angle at Doon Goonge campground near Nymboida. Take a scenic drive, or swim and picnic.

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/dalmorton-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Dalmorton campground is in Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area. To get there:

From Grafton

  • Take Gwydir Highway west for 7km and turn left onto Old Grafton Road
  • Follow Old Grafton Road for 58km
  • Turn left onto Chaelundi Road; the campground is 1km away.

From Dorrigo

  • Take Tyringham Road through to Grafton/Armidale Road
  • Turn right onto Grafton/Armidale Road, travel 4km, and turn left at Dundurrabin onto Sheepstation Creek Road (gravel road starts).
  • 6km along Sheepstation Creek Road, turn left onto Chaelundi Road.
  • Travel 58km along Chaelundi Road to Dalmorton campground

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

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Dalmorton campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Great camping weather when the days start cooling off, yet the water in the river is still warm.

Spring

Look out for native wildflowers around Ebor Falls, including everlasting daisies, native violets and small-fruited hakea.

Summer

Paddle in the creek at Chaelundi campground or swim, canoe or fish on Boyd River at Dalmorton.

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

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

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).

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.

Permitted

Gathering firewood

There may be a supply of firewood at this campground, however it’s a good idea to bring your own supply.

Prohibited

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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.