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The Willows campground and picnic area

Yanga State Conservation Area

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Overview

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All camping in NSW national parks requires a booking. Click the 'search availability' button to see the dates available and any restrictions. Some campgrounds will need to remain closed because of the stay-at-home restrictions. If there's no availability you may not travel to, or stay at a campground. To prepare for your camping trip, read these camping safety tips.

The Willows campground in Yanga State Conservation Area offers free tent, trailer and caravan campsites with picnic tables and barbecues. Great fishing and birdwatching awaits.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 11
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Barbecue facilities, 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 are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • A fire ban applies in Yanga State Conservation Area during the fire danger period (usually October – March depending on seasonal fire conditions). Please do not light campfires or barbecues which use solid fuel during this period
  • If you’re visiting between April and September (outside the fire danger period) you can light a campfire in one of the fireplaces provided

The Willows campground and picnic area is perfect for nature-lovers. Located in Yanga State Conservation Area, this quiet woodland location is a birdwatching paradise, so relax and acquaint yourself with some local feathered friends.

Choose a campsite to set up your tent, trailer, caravan or motor home. Once that’s done, it’s time to explore; wander around the Wilga Woolshed and take in amazing outback views on a bushwalk through the park.

There are barbecues on which you can cook up a feast, or if you’re visiting between April and September you could build a campfire to cook damper and baked potatoes.  Later in the evening, relax around the campfire, under the stars, sharing songs and stories with your fellow campers.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

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  • Yanga Homestead, Yanga National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

    Yanga Homestead

    Step in to the past and explore the history of Yanga National Park’s pastoral and Aboriginal heritage. Bring a picnic to enjoy while looking out to the lake.

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    Yanga Lake paddle

    Kayak Yanga Lake for an outback experience like no other. Wonder at the vast sky reflected in 1200ha of water, and spot wildlife and birds drawn to the wetlands in Yanga National Park.

 

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Park:

Yanga National Park

Yanga National Park, close to Balranald, features great fishing spots along the Murrumbidgee River. Bring your tent or caravan to stay at the free campgrounds. Bird watchers will also enjoy Yanga Lake. 

View from a kayak among tree trunks in Yanga Lake. Photo: Martin Kendall