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Old Snowy campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Old Snowy campground.

Getting there and parking

Old Snowy campground is in the northern (Currango/Tantangara) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Adaminaby:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 19.4km
  • Turn right onto Tantangara Road
  • Continue past the Tantangara reservoir wall, where the road turns onto Pocket Saddle Road.
  • After driving for 14km along Pocket Saddle Road, you’ll see Old Snowy campground on the right.

Road quality

  • It's recommended that all vehicles carry snow chains from the June to October long weekends. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.
  • 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


Parking is available at Old Snowy campground.


  • Drinking water is not available at this campground. There is creek water available, though you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking or cooking.
  • Firewood is not provided. It may be collected from the park, however it’s a good idea to bring your own supply.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.


  • Non-flush toilets

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.



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.


Generators can be used within this campground from 9am-9pm.


Vehicle-based camping with horses is permitted at this campground. Horse yards are provided onsite and are equipped with electrical tape that you can attach to your energiser and/or divide into smaller yards.



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.


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.

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