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.
|Camping type||Tent, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets|
|What to bring||Drinking water, cooking water, firewood|
|Price||Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6450 5600
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- 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