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Freshwater campground

Myall Lakes National Park

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For boat-based camping near Nelson Bay, Freshwater campground is a secluded camping spot in Myall Lakes National Park. You can get there by boat or by walking along a 2km trail.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 7
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, insect repellent, firewood
Entry fees

Park entry fees apply in addition to camping fees.

Group bookings Bookings for up to 5 sites and 20 people can be made online. School groups and commercial tour operators can submit a group booking enquiry form.
Please note
  • This campground is only accessible by boat or by walking 30 to 45min along a 2km track with your overnight pack.
  • If you’re coming by boat, avoid visiting when there’s a strong southerly wind.
  • Please camp in marked sites only.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared.

Located between Nelson Bay and Seal Rocks, Freshwater campground offers remote bush camping with pretty views across Two Mile Lake. The shallow waters and sandy beaches make it a perfect camping holiday for families with older children or backpack campers. Spend your days exploring the nearby walking and cycling trails or enjoy swimming and boating on the lake.

Pitch your tent, light a campfire and relax with a cup of tea as the kids swim and paddle in the lake's calm waters. Paperbark trees fringe the shoreline and the twisting angophora trees offer shade.

The charm of this campground is that it’s tucked away from everything. But if you want to explore other parts of the park, hop in your boat and head to Mungo Brush campground where you can take the short stroll along Mungo Rainforest walk and stop for a barbecue lunch.

If you’ve got a few days and a bike in tow, ride some or all of the Mining Road to Old Gibber Road cycling trail. Then head back to your campsite to enjoy the stillness and beauty of the sunset over the lake.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Dark Point Aboriginal Place

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Dark Point, Myall Lakes National Park. Photo: Jodie Chalker/NSW Government


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Park info

  • in Myall Lakes National Park in the North Coast region
  • Myall Lakes National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    The park has coin/card operated pay machines at Mungo Brush campground. Day passes are also available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Bombah Point ferry fees may also apply (cash payment only).

    Buy annual pass
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