Wooloondool campground

Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park

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Overview

Wooloondool campground is in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park near the town of Hay. This dog-friendly location is ideal for camping, fishing, birdwatching, canoeing, swimming alongside the Murrumbidgee River.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Boat ramp
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood, fuel stove
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 boat ramp for launching is nearby at 4 Mile Reserve, just before Wooloondool campground.
  • There are no powered sites
  • Although the majestic river red gums that line the Murrumbidgee River create shady picnic spots, try to avoid sitting directly underneath as they are known to drop large branches without warning.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Camp by the river at Wooloondool campground within Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park, nearby the town of Hay. Many set up camp at Wooloondool campground as it’s a great place for fishing. You might be lucky to catch some yellowbelly, redfin, brim, catfish, and carp, as well as crayfish during the season. Lions Fishing Tournament is held every February, part of which is at Wooloondool campground.

If fishing doesn’t float your boat, take the dog for an easy walk along the riverbank to secluded swimming and picnicking areas. It’s also a great place to launch a kayak or canoe and explore the park through its picturesque waterways.

Wooloondool campground offers plenty of camping spots for caravans, campers, and tents, within groves of black box trees. River red gums line the nearby Murrumbidgee River, providing habitat for ring-tailed possums, wallabies, kangaroos and wombats. You’re likely to see these at dawn and dusk, whilst tawny frog mouths live and hunt in this area at night.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/wooloondool-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Wooloondool campground.

Getting there and parking

Wooloondool campground is in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park. To get there:

  • From Hay Post Office, drive north along Lachlan Street 0.4km turn left onto Cadell Street (Maude Road)
  • Travel 6.7km along Maude Road. Just past the 4 Mile Reserve is a left turn into Wooloondool Regional Park
  • Drive along dirt road 0.7km to entrance just over a rise in the road

Road quality

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

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Wooloondool campground.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Evenings can be balmy at this time of year, so it's still a great time to camp.

Spring

Picturesque morning mists are common at this time of year and birds and animals are most active.

Summer

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon swimming during these hotter months.

Winter

This is Murray crayfish season, and a great time to head to the river.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 32°C

Highest recorded

47.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

4°C and 16.5°C

Lowest recorded

-4.8°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May

Driest month

January

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

93.3mm

Facilities

  • Drinking water is not available at this campground
  • You are encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Boat ramp

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Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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.

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

Dogs are permitted in Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park but not in the national park. You can camp with dogs at Wooloondool campground, but you’ll need clean up after them and take any waste with you when you leave.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.