Jacobs River – Tongaroo campground
Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park
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
Check the weather before you set out as the road to this campground can become boggy when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- 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
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.
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
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
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
Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- in the Lower Snowy River area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Lower Snowy River area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Lower Snowy River area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass