Jacky Barkers campground
Nowendoc National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Jacky Barkers campground.
Getting there and parking
Jacky Barkers campground is in the eastern precinct of Nowendoc National Park. To get there:
- From Nowendoc, follow Thunderbolts Way south for approximately 6.5km.
- Turn right into Wrights Road and continue approximately 5km through Nowendoc State Forest and the national park to the campground
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- All weather
Parking is available at Jacky Barkers campground at each of the campsites and adjacent to the picnic area.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Nowendoc National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
With its sunny days and cool nights, autumn is a real treat. Go bushwalking along the leafy tracks and follow the meandering Myall Creek, which flows all year round.
Come to the park in spring to feast your eyes on wildflowers. The banksias turn the brightest yellow, while the flame trees live up to their name, transforming into red blooms.
Beat the summer heat with a swim in the creek and crystal-clear streams. Nothing beats nature when it comes to refreshment.
Visit in winter to recharge your batteries with crisp, clean air and even the chance of snow. Many say the valley looks even more beautiful cloaked in early-morning winter fog. See if you agree.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
11°C and 28°C
-2°C and 11°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Drinking water is not available at this campground. If you take water from the creek, you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
- There's a limited supply of firewood at this campground, however it’s a good idea to bring your own.
- Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.
- Non-flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)
Maps and downloads
Generators are permitted to be used in particular areas within this campground.
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.
- in Nowendoc National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Nowendoc National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.