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Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Kangaroo River

Morton National Park

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Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Kangaroo River.

Getting there and parking

The access point is at Tallowa Dam. Tallowa Dam is located around 23km from Kangaroo Valley, at the junction of the Shoalhaven and Kangaroo River within Morton National Park.

To get there from Kangaroo Valley:

  • Head north-west and take the Mt Scanzi Road turnoff towards Tallowa Dam – around 500m.
  • Continue south-west and onto Tallow Dam Road
  • After 20mins you’ll reach Tallowa Dam. Park here and kayak or canoe to the campgrounds.

Vehicle access

  • No vehicle access

Parking

There is no parking or vehicle access to the campgrounds. Access is by canoe or kayak only (non-powered boat) from the boat ramp at Tallowa Dam carpark.

Facilities

  • There are no bins so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.
  • Water is untreated and not suitable for drinking. Bring plenty of water with you or be prepared to boil the water for at least 3 minutes before drinking or using for cooking.
  • There's no mobile phone coverage from Tallowa Dam and within Lake Yarrunga.
  • You can find more information about facilities at Tallowa Dam on the Water NSW website.

Toilets

4 of the 9 camping areas in the Kangaroo River section have non-flush toilets: Hideaway, Easy Landing, Acacia Flat and Kimberley Park. Bring your own toilet paper.

  • Non-flush toilets

Boat ramp

There is a boat ramp at Tallowa Dam only. Tallowa Dam is the entry point to these riverside campgrounds. Launch your canoes and kayaks from here. You can only reach the campgrounds by canoe or kayak (non-powered boat).

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Swimming is permitted.

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Motorised water crafts are prohibited.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Cycling

Gathering firewood

Generators

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.

Lake Yarrunga campgrounds: Kangaroo River

Park info

  • in Morton National Park in the South Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Morton National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Parts of the south-eastern area of this park were once used for military training and may contain unexploded artillery shells. These areas have restrictions in place for your safety.

  • Park entry fees: 

    Fitzroy Falls: $4 per vehicle per day. Bundanoon area: $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass

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