Last Updated Jan 2016 by Michael Roberts
This is a free, very large, grassy campground on the banks of the Barnard River suitable for caravans.
The river here is quite attractive, although being a reserve, you might sometimes be sharing your campsite with some cows (as well as a few grey nomads).
There are some basic facilities here (toilets, picnic tables etc). Last time I was here (Late 2012) they were installing some covered picnic tables.
The creek runs clear and cool here, however, don't be fooled into thinking it is safe to drink. Treat or boil water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
There are some built fire places, and quite a few spots where people have made their own out of river rocks.
It makes for a great stop over between Walcha and the Coast, especially if you need a bit of room for a van, or for the dogs to stretch their legs.
This is a free campground provided by the community. Remember to look after the place at leave your site clean and tidy.
This is a free camping area.
No bookings need to be made for Bretti Reserve, however it is a very large campground, so even in busy times you should be able to find a spot.
Longdrop or composting
Pets are allowed with conditions
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.
This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.
There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
There is a steepish dirt road down to the reserve from Thunderbolts way and the access is on a downhill bend, so take care if you are coming in with a big van.
The entrance is about 34km north of Gloucester on the Thunderbolts Way (Walcha Road).
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