With its large, grassy river flats shaded by casuarinas and protected by a rocky cliff, Silent Creek campground is popular with groups, especially 4WD clubs. Accessible only with a 4WD vehicle, it’s a great spot from where to explore the park’s fire trails that traverse eucalypt forests. Head north and you can give it some along the ridges.
During drought, Silent Creek can become dry, but you can walk along its banks to get to Abercrombie River, where there are plenty of deep waterholes for swimming and canoeing.
The warmer months are beautiful at Silent Creek. During spring, all the wildflowers start to bloom, including the yellow acacias. At dusk, the frogs start to call out. And you can nearly always spot some kangaroos and wallabies around the campground, as well as emus if you’re lucky.
Silent Creek campground is in the southern precinct of Abercrombie River National Park. To get there:
- Head south along Abercrombie Road (also called Tablelands Way) from Oberon for 32km
- 9km past Black Springs, turn right onto Isabella Road.
- Travel 25km through Vulcan State Forest on Blue Road to Arkstone Park
- Head down Abercrombie fire trail to Silent Creek campground
- Camper trailer site
- Camping beside vehicle
What to Bring
- Drinking and cooking water
Bookings are required. Book online at https://nsw.rezexpert.com/book?business_code=500652&utids=3978 or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
AddressAbercrombie Fire Track
Paling Yards Goulburn, New South Wales, 2580
Coordinates & Contact Details-34.157968, 149.67828602 6336 1972
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