Bargo River State Conservation Area
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Bargo River State Conservation Area was created in February 2007. It covers an area of 1970ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
Bargo River State Conservation Area protects a section of the upper Bargo River catchment in the Southern Highlands of NSW. The Bargo River drains into the Hawkesbury-Nepean system. The geography is rugged dissected Hawkesbury Sandstone, with open forest and woodland being the primary vegetation communities, although at Cave Creek there is a small section of Warm Temperate Rain Forest. There are a number of significant species of flora and fauna, some which are rare and threatened. Recreational activities include bushwalking, mountain bike riding and picnicking at the Cave Creek day-use area. A short bushwalking track leads from the day-use area to a sandstone cave through which a stream runs, exiting into a shallow gorge clothed in rainforest.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.