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Saltwater Creek campground

Green Cape area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Saltwater Creek campground.

Getting there and parking

Saltwater campground is in the central precinct of Ben Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • Turn off Princes Highway onto Edrom Road, 18km south of Eden.
  • After 6km, turn right into Green Cape Road and drive for approximately 8km.
  • Turn left into Duckhole Road and drive for 4km, then turn right into Saltwater Creek Road for another 4km.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Saltwater Creek campground can become slippery when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Saltwater Creek campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Ben Boyd National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Camp at Bittangabee Beach campground and see lyrebirds performing their characteristic dance and tail display.

Spring

Visit Green Cape Lighthouse or Boyds Tower to spot whales migrating south to their Antarctic feeding grounds - you might even see females with young calves.

Summer

Plan a camping trip to Saltwater Creek - to enjoy the lagoons and beautiful surf beach.

Winter

Take the Light to Light walk when it's nice and cool and the banksias are in bloom.

Facilities

There are rainwater tanks at Saltwater Creek campground, but it’s advisable to bring your own water.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

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.

Ticks can be an issue during certain times of the year. Please ensure you check for them regularly.

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 + 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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty
  • No toilet facilities to this standard and soft, sandy surfaces

Prohibited

Generators

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Aerial view of surfer in the ocean near Saltwater Creek campground. Photo: J Spencer/OEH