Jacobs River Campground - Kosciuszko National Park

National Park - New South Wales


**Please note:  this is suitable for tents & swags only.  It is an unsealed 2WD access road however 4WD is required in wet weather**

Jacobs River campground is a special spot, just a short drive from Jindabyne and Barry Way. Found right by the riverbank and surrounded by gum trees, the campground might be easy to reach from town, but once you arrive, the sense of solitude makes it feel miles away from civilisation. Outside of school holidays and long weekends, you can often have the entire area to yourself.

Bring a tent and pass a long weekend fishing and swimming in the river, or bring a mountain bike and hiking boots and use it as a base for exploring further afield. The campground caters to the very active, day-trippers looking for a picnic spot, and visitors who are simply scouting for somewhere to kick back in serene nature. And nature is everywhere: kangaroos, wallabies and emus like to forage in the undergrowth, while native birds roost in the trees, so don’t forget your binoculars if birdwatching is an interest.

During winter, the campground also offers a great – and warmer – alternative to Jindabyne and the ski resorts, and the area blooms with stunning wildflowers.

Activities: fishing, liloing, paddling, swimming, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Jacobs River campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Snowy Region Visitor Centre:

  • Drive 1.5km along Kosciuszko Road
  • Turn left onto Barry Way and drive 51.7km south
  • Turn left at Jacob’s River campground access track

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available at Jacobs River campground.

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