Devils Hole campground

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

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Overview

Devils Hole campground offers picnicking, wildlife, scenic views, and fishing, in the plateau region of Barrington Tops State Conservation Area between Gloucester and Scone.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 3
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
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
  • There are no marked sites at this campground.
  • Check the weather or contact Gloucester office before you set out, as road access to Devils Hole campground and picnic area may be closed due to snow, ice, and rain.

At an altitude of 1,400m, Devils Hole campground is probably one of Australia’s highest camping spots. Sat upon the spectacular sub-alpine country of Barrington Tops State Conservation Area, it’s a fabulous base for exploring this important refuge for cold-climate woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife.

Pitch your tent or park the trailer among the snow gums in this superb little campsite. Or simply stop for a picnic before heading across the road to take in the views from Devils Hole lookout walk and picnic area across the Barrington wilderness. For more views try the nearby Thunderbolts lookout.

As the evening settles in, light up a campfire, cook a feast, and enjoy the sounds of the bush beneath a blanket of stars. Grab the torch for some night-spotting, with the chance to see greater gliders, spotted-tail quolls, and perhaps the rare powerful owl.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Gummi Falls campground, Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Gummi Falls campground

    Remote Gummi Falls campground offers fishing, horse riding, mountain biking, and stargazing in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area, between Scone and Gloucester.

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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/devils-hole-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Devils Hole campground .

Getting there and parking

Devils Hole campground is in the state conservation area of Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. To get there:

From Gloucester

  • Take Thunderbolts Way; this road becomes Scone Road and Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The campground is located on the right after passing Thunderbolts lookout

From Scone:

  • Take the Hunter Road from Scone
  • Turn right on to Moonan Brook Road, then turn left on Barrington Tops Forest Road.
  • The campground is on the left (opposite the picnic area), 7.5km past Polblue

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available beside your campsite at Devils Hole campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Barrington Tops State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.

Spring

Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.

Summer

Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

Facilities

  • Water is available at this campground, but it’s a good idea to bring your own supply for drinking and cooking.
  • Picnic facilities, accessible toilets, and wood barbecues are located across the road at Devils Hole lookout.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Carpark

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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 with the right clothing, supplies and equipment. Check the weather before you set out and ensure you're well prepared. Weather can be unpredictable and extreme on the plateau at any time of year.

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area. The toilet at Devils Hole lookout and picnic area is 200m away and wheelchair-accessible.

Medium access presents some minor difficulties, such as a grassy surface. You may require a little assistance to get around in some areas.

Prohibited

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.