Mountain Arm campground
Yengo National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Mountain Arm campground.
Getting there and parking
Mountain Arm campground is in the Big Yango precinct of Yengo National Park. From Laguna on the Wollombi Road (Tourist Route 33):
- 1.5km south of Laguna, take Yango Creek Road for 2.2km to the intersection with Upper Yango Creek Road.
- Turn left onto Upper Yango Creek Road and travel for 2.6km to the intersection with the Finchley track.
- Turn right uphill and follow the road for 9.2km to the Yango track intersection, just past Finchley lookout.
- Veer right onto Yango track and follow it for 13km then turn left onto Big Yango Entrance Road, where you will find a gate (pin/combination number required).
- From the gate, travel a further 5km towards Big Yango House.
- Go past the house and the pine trees and follow the road for 3km to the campground.
There is no access to Big Yango precinct via Stockyard Creek Road near Paynes Crossing. Please take note of this, as navigation tools such as Google Maps may direct you that way if you're travelling from the north.
Entry to Big Yango precinct and surrounds
There is one gate into Big Yango precinct that uses a combination lock.
Other gates such as those at Nowllands trail, Tumbledown, Spring Arm Link, Yango walk and the Yokey trail/Rascally intersection are locked to prevent damage to environmentally sensitive areas, cultural sites or the Yengo Wilderness Area.
- 4WD vehicles are required to access the campground
- 32km of unsealed roads, including 3km of 4WD-only access
- There are 3 causeway crossings; please check depths before crossing and depths can vary
- Check the weather before you set out as the road to Mountain Arm campground can become boggy when it rains
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- Dry weather only
Campsites are unmarked so there is plenty of parking. Maximum 3 vehicles per booking.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Yengo National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Try mountain bike-riding around the Mount Yengo loop trail.
Set up camp at either Blue Gums or Mountain Arm campground and enjoy the stunning spring wildflower display.
Great for 4WD touring, experience those amazing sunsets and spectacular views from Finchley lookout.
Make Big Yango House your base to explore the park, enjoy warm days on the verandah and chilly nights by the fireplace.
- The campground accommodates up to 36 campers and is suitable for groups.
- Campsites are unmarked and suitable for off-road caravans, camper trailers, 4WD campervans and tents.
- Water isn't available at this campground.
- Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.
- Rubbish bins are not available. Please take your rubbish with you. Please don't burn any rubbish in the fire rings.
- There is no power available in the campground.
- Camping is also available at Blue Gums campground, or you may prefer to stay at Big Yango House.
- Horses are permitted in the Big Yango precinct, but are limited to the valley floors and set trails. You can only house your horses at the yards near Big Yango House or the yards at Blue Gums campground. The yards are not maintained and use of the yards is at your own risk. For more information contact the Bulga office.
- Non-flush toilets
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
An emergency phone is available down at the bottom shed below Big Yango House. You can only make emergency Triple Zero (000) calls or reverse charge calls.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
Mountain Arm campground is not wheelchair-accessible.
Generators are permitted as long as due consideration is given to other visitors. Generators may be used between 10am and 8pm.
Horses are permitted in the Big Yango precinct, but are limited to the valley floors and set trails.
- Unregistered vehicles such as trail bikes, mini bikes or quad bikes are not permitted.
- Flying recreational drones is prohibited in this area. See the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) guidelines and read the OEH Drones in Parks policy for more information.
Firewood may not be collected from the park.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.