Details on 46 campsites within 100km of The Basin,

The Basin Campground

Last Updated Jul 2017

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This is a large, open and grassy campsite in the Olney State Forest (Watagans) with access to the Wallombi Brook Creek. You will need to park and pitch a tent as you can't drive into the camping area itself.

There are a number of nice swimming holes in the creek and plenty of room for your tent. This camppground is not usually as busy as some of the other spots in the Watagans, and with direct access to the flowing "brook" it is my pick in Olney State Forest. It can still get busy during peak times, just not as much as the others.

Facilities and activities at The Basin

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

State Forests in NSW don't charge for camping


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

You can't book these sites, just turn up and pitch your tent.


Longdrop or composting


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.


There is no fishing at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for The Basin


This is a walk in only campsite.

Getting there

Although you can't drive right to where you are camping, you can park right near the campground.

This campsite is on Basin Forest Road in Olney State Forest. See the Olney State Forest Map for locations of campsites

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