Last Updated Feb 2016 by VK2FMIA
Combine 4WD camping and Aboriginal heritage with birdwatching, swimming, bushwalking and mountain biking at Jacky Barkers campground in NSW Northern Tablelands.
4WD Access Only - Steep descent/ascent. Not suitable for caravans.
Ideal for intrepid, self-reliant campers, this campground is nestled in a pretty hidden valley on a tributary of Jacky Barker Creek. Whether you’re camping alone or in a group, you’ll find each site at Jacky Barkers campground is wonderfully private, and blessed with unique scenic views.
Magnificent river oaks encircle sun-dappled rock pools, while eucalypts and rainforest shelter the creek lines. Those who love birdwatching will thrill at the sight of honeyeaters, bowerbirds and brightly coloured parrots, while everyone will want to spy the various animals that gather at the creek’s edge late in the day.
Once you’ve set up your tent or trailer, you can make use of the barbecues and picnic tables in the adjacent picnic area, or check out nearby Wright's Hut. Those feeling energetic can try mountain biking or bushwalk the 1.8 km loop that passes the ruins of the old Watts Homestead.
This is a free camping area.
Bookings are not required
Longdrop or composting
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
It is not known if there are any swimming holes near this campsite.
It is not known if there are any fishing spots near this campsite.
It is not known if there are any canoeing or kayaking spots near this campsite.
4wd only access.
From Nowendoc, follow Thunderbolts Way south for approximately 6.5km.
Turn right into Wrights Road and continue approximately 5km through Nowendoc State Forest and the national park to the campground
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