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Free Camping in NSW

Finding a free camping ground in NSW cannot be easier. Below are some cheap and free camping options:


State Forest NSW offers free camping grounds and free camping sites in NSW. Cumberland State Forest is the only site with no free camping facilities. NSW State Forest camping areas that are free of charge are listed on The Best Bush Map is available at some news agencies or at The Department of Lands at 1 Price Alfred road, Sydney. The Map costs $6.95 plus Postage ($4). To buy one, simply call 02 9236 77 20.

The Best Bush Map lists hundreds of recreational areas and help campers, or people interested in four wheel drive, canoeing, picnicing or those who want to explore the bush of NSW easily. The map is doubled sided - on one side it has a map of the state showing names and locations of each reserve, the flip-side contains a detailed table of each reserve with a key to the suitable activities at each (the key shows camping, walking, picnic area, horse riding, canoeing, power boats, four wheel drive, car touring, recreation, bicycle riding, fishing, and wheelchair access).


Some NSW national parks have a mixed of paid and free camping grounds in NSW. The "Guide to NSW National Parks 2009-2010" lists the NSW national parks that currently offer free of charge camping grounds. This guide can be free delivered to you by contacting the national parks and wildlife service (part of the Department of Environment and Climate Change). Call 1300 361 967 to receive a free copy.


All NSW state parks have very affordable camping grounds. Some NSW state parks such as Copeton Waters State Park and Killalea State Park have camping sites from $10 a night.


Privately operated caravan and camping sites can be really affordable when using their latest offers/discounts/promotions. Subscribe to our quarterly e-newsletter and start receiving these great offers/deals. Paid caravan and camping sites can be a safe option when you want to secure powered camping and/or bathroom facilities.

Some might argue that the dollars saved on NSW FREE CAMPING will be used for bringing electricity or water. Some low budget camping lovers still might prefer the isolated NSW free camping areas.

Other considerations when going free camping in NSW.

Check average rainfall or annual rain fall in NSW. You might want to go camping where is not raining heavily.

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