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Running Waters campground

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Running Waters campground is an ideal escape from the bustle of Jindabyne, with opportunities for fishing, swimming, picnicking and birdwatching.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Price There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • Maximum length of stay is 14 days at this campground and 21 days in this national park. A maximum of 2 sites can be booked in 1 customer name.
  • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.
  • There is no mobile reception in this area of the park.
  • Noise restrictions apply at Running Waters campground.

Nestled between the river and the roadside of Barry Way, Running Waters campground is a terrific place to escape the crowds of Jindabyne during winter – and even better in the warmer months. Surrounded by eucalypts and cypress pines, it offers plenty of space for small and large groups alike. Bring the extended family and settle down for a long weekend of picnics and relaxation in this stunning Kosciuszko National Park setting.

With plenty of resident kangaroos, wallabies and emus, photography opportunities are everywhere. Birdwatchers will also find much of interest, and a short drive to the nearby Jacks lookout offers stunning scenic views and further chances for a spot of birdwatching to observe the local birds close-up.

But where this campground particularly shines is in its offering of water sports. Easy access to the river means this is an ideal spot for fishing, paddling, and liloing. Pack a tent and wood for the barbecue, but be sure to prioritise swimmers (and maybe a kayak) to make the most of your natural escape.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer


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