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Jacky Barkers campground

Nowendoc National Park

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Visitor info

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

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

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.

Autumn

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.

Spring

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.

Summer

Beat the summer heat with a swim in the creek and crystal-clear streams. Nothing beats nature when it comes to refreshment.

Winter

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

Summer temperature

Average

11°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

36.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

-2°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded

-14.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

April

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

110.4mm

Facilities

  • 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.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

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.

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.

Permitted

Generators

Generators are permitted to be used in particular areas within this campground.

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.

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