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McCaugheys Lagoon

Murrumbidgee Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about McCaugheys Lagoon.

Getting there and parking

McCaugheys Lagoon is in the MIA 1 precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park. To get there:

  • From Yanco, travel east along Irrigation Way.
  • After crossing the railway tracks, turn right, down Euroley Road.
  • At about 2km, turn left onto Kiln Road (unsealed), just before the entrance to Yanco Agricultural High School.
  • The McCaugheys Lagoon carpark is off to the right after about 100m

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Car and bus parking is available at McCaugheys Lagoon.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Murrumbidgee Valley National 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 in this area so it's a good idea to bring your own

Picnic tables

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

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.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park.

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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