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Jacobs River – Tongaroo campground

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jacobs River – Tongaroo campground.

Getting there and parking

Jacobs River campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Snowy Region Visitor Centre:

  • Drive 1.5km along Kosciuszko Road
  • Turn left onto Barry Way and drive 51.7km south
  • Turn left at Jacob’s River campground access track

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


The campground doesn't have a formal carpark, but you can park on the hard-packed ground loop road that leads to the campground.


  • Water is not available at this campground.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.


There's an accessible non-flush toilet at the campground that you can reach by crossing over hard-packed ground. The toilet block is set on a concrete slab, with a small lip from the ground onto the concrete.

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

There are accessible picnic tables throughout the campground set directly into the ground and a picnic shelter that's set on a concrete slab. You'll need to cross over grass and hard-packed ground to reach the tables and shelter.

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)


Step-free access

The campground is mostly flat with step-free access, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over hard-packed ground and grass to reach the campground's facilities.

If you'd like to reach the river, you'll need to navigate down a sloping riverbank. People with reduced mobility may need assistance in this area.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

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.


Disability access level - medium

The campground is mostly flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. You'll need to cross over hard-packed ground and grass to reach the campsites and facilities.

There are accessible picnic tables and non-flush toilets at the campground.

Access to the river is via a sloping riverbank. People with reduced mobility may need assistance in this area.



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.



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.

Jacobs River – Tongaroo campground

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