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Woolgoolga Lake

Coffs Coast Regional Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Woolgoolga Lake.

Getting there and parking

Woolgoolga Lake is in the north of Coffs Coast Regional Park, just south of Safety Beach. To get there, take Beach Street and then turn onto Wharf Street. This becomes Lake Road. Continue for about 1km, when you’ll see a caravan park, extensive parklands and access to Woolgoolga Lake.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Woolgoolga Lake. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

Spring

Head to one of the Park's headlands for stunning coastal views and to watch whales.

Summer

The beaches of the park are your playground - go swimming surfing, snorkling and more.

Winter

A great time to walk the Solitary Islands coastal walk.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 29°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 20°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

388.2mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

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

Carpark

Drinking water

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.

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).

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.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Pets

You can bring your dog to this location. See other regional parks in NSW that have dog-friendly areas.

Dogs are permitted at Woolgoogla Lake - you will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them.

Prohibited

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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