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Willoughbys Beach campground

Murray Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Willoughbys Beach campground.

Getting there and parking

Willoughbys Beach is in the Deniliquin precinct of Murray Valley National Park. To get there:

  • Take Memorial Drive from Island Sanctuary. You’ll find Willoughbys Beach campground 200m to the left inside Murray Valley Regional Park.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Willoughbys Beach campground can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Willoughby’s Beach campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

The perfect time for a camping holiday: the days are cooler and the nights are not yet too chilly.

Spring

If it's been a wet winter white ibis and straw necked ibis will be nesting from late winter through to spring.

Summer

A great time for water activities on the Murray - swimming in the river is a delightful way to spend your time.

Winter

The morning light sparkles on the river; try your hand at fishing for Murray cray.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

12°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

44.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

–3.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

August to October

Driest month

February

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

98mm

Facilities

Water is not available at this campground.

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Boat ramp

This boat ramp is best suited for small to medium boats.

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

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 Plus 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).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Pets

You can walk your dog at this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog walking areas.

Dogs may not be brought into Murray Valley National Park but they are permitted in Murray Valley Regional Park. You can camp with dogs at Willoughbys Beach campground, as long as park restrictions surrounding dogs are observed. 

Prohibited

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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