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Coxs River Camping Area
Blue Mountains National Park

General info

Getting there
Campsite is only accessible by 4wd vehicle
97.3 km W of Sydney
GPS: Latitude 33° 44′ 34.08"S Longitude 150° 10′ 43.32"E (-33.74280, 150.17870)

General Information
You will need to walk a short distance from your car to the campsite - no caravans or camper trailers

Cox's River Campsite is located on the Six Foot Track and is managed by LPMA. It is requested that all campers carry a fuel stove. There are two sheltered picnic tables and a wheel chair-accessible toilet building. Water is generally available from the tank or river, but must be treated before drinking.

Bookings and contact information
You are not able to book these campsites - first come basis
For more information contact the NPWS Blue Mountains (Blackheath) office on:
Phone:(02) 4787 8877 (more contact details)

Free Camping - no camp fees apply
Adult=$0 Per Night
Children=$0 Per Night
No car entry fees apply
Vehicle=$0 Per Day

Pit or composting toilets are available
No showers are provided on site
Drinking water is provided on site
Picnic Tables
Picnic tables are provided on site
Pit fire BBQs
Wood fired BBQ's are not provided
Electric of Gas BBQs
Gas or electric BBQ's are not provided
Rubbish Bins
No rubbish bins provided - take your own rubbish with you
This is a Fuel Stove only area, solid fuel (eg wood) fires are not permitted at any time. Gas stoves may be used, but be aware of local fire bans.

There are places to swim

Nearest known Camping Stores
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin 166 Katoomba St , Katoomba (02) 4782 4466 12.6 km
Summit Gear 80- Bathurst Rd , Katoomba (02) 4782 3018 12.7 km
Simdra Pet & Hobby Mart 45 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6352 4422 29.2 km
Lithgow 4WD Centre 281 Main St , Lithgow (02) 6353 1899 29 km
Summit Gear 11 Ross St , Glenbrook (02) 4739 4373 41.1 km

Park information

Blue Mountains National Park Check for park closures and fire bans

Attracting over 3 million visitors annually, Blue Mountains National Park holds some of Australia's most spectacular and diverse wilderness areas. Explore the Grose Valley, with its sheer sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and scenic walking, or enjoy the famous views of the Three Sisters. Easy access makes a day trips very worthwhile, but with such diversity it would be great to stay in one of the many B&B's and spend a few days soaking up the region.

Cost to drive a car into the park (if you do not have a valid pass)


Camping is available in the park

$0 to $5

Public toilets are available in the park

Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees

Campsites in Blue Mountains National Park
Acacia Flat
Burralow Creek camping ground
Coxs River Camping Area
Euroka campground - Appletree Flat campervan and camper trailer area
Euroka campground
Ingar campground
Mount Werong campground
Murphys Glen campground
Perrys Lookdown campground
Euroka Campground - Darug
Euroka Campground - Red Gum
Euroka Campground - Nioka
Euroka Campground - Bennetts Ridge

Maps of campsite

Locality Map

Local area Topographical Map
Map Scale 1 km
Location of Coxs River Camping Area
Map of Coxs River Camping Area
Base map is used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

User Comments

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Vince | 2009-09-29 01:34:02
There are toilets and tanked rain water available here. There is also the Cox river obviously, that will definitely need treating before drinking though.

In all seriousness, watch out for feral cows in this area, last time I walked through there was a mildly agitated bull traipsing around and feral cows are fairly common on the 6 Foot track west of the Cox.
Scott | 2010-03-18 22:27:50
I have walked the 6 foot track 3 times and vince is right, cows can be a problem. There is around 4 camp sites but there is smaller ones along the way. ie a patch of grass. Black range camp site has a toilet but you are not allowed a fire. It is possible to get to the black range without a 4WD. The turn off is about 5 to 10 km short of the jenolan caves. It is a dirt road but is grated for the logging trucks. You will see a caution walkers sign on the side of the road. Dont take that entrance back track and it is your first entrance back. The track is signed for getting to the site.

Next is cox's river campsite which is around 25km further from the black range and it is necessary to have a 4wd or aleast a car with good clearance. This is the nicest campsite with the river, toilets and camp fires are allowed.

The next campsite is accesable from another road which im sorry but i do not know the name as I have never camped there. It does not have a toilet and has alot of ants. We just used it for a water refill from our supporting vehicle.

I walked the 6 foot track in three days but it is possible to do it in 2. The black range is a rather tuff climb if you go from katoomba to the jenolan caves, so dont under estimate it. If you walk from Katoomba to the cox's river camp site it is around 25km, then cox's river to Black range is around 27km, then to jenolan which is another 17 or so. This is a nice walk and if you start walking around 8 you get there around 3 leaving plenty of time to set up camp etc. Please check for fire bans before leaving though as they are common for these sites.
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