EDIT: 2/03/2019 – SADLY, BRIDGE RESERVE HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR CAMPING BY DUNGOG SHIRE COUNCIL.
BRIDGE RESERVE is a council owned camping ground located in the small rural town of Clarence Town. The camping ground sits on the banks of the Williams River around 55km north west of Newcastle.
The Reserve has large grassy unpowered sites. There is ample room at this campground, however it does get quite busy during holidays and long weekends so best to call and book. There are a few campsites right on the river and plenty more by the fence under the shade of the trees or on the higher level closer to the caravan park and amenities.
THINGS TO KNOW
- Bookings are made with the caretaker who runs the Williams River Holiday Park at the top of the hill (4996 4231).
- $24 per night.
- Choose your own site once you have paid at the van park.
- Gate gets locked at night but you can obtain a key for after hours use.
- Boat ramp.
- Camp fires allowed.
- Large unpowered grassy sites.
- Showers/toilets available at Williams River Holiday Park which sits on the hill above the Reserve.
- Public toilets at the town park near the entrance.
- No water available however there is a few taps dotted around that you can fill up your jerry or bucket if need be.
- Pets allowed.
- Dump point.
There are a number of jetty’s along the river that give you easy access for fishing.
The Williams River Holiday Park at the top of the hill has powered sites available.
The caravan park amenities are available for use by the campers at Bridge Reserve and are a short walk back up the entrance road.
The park adjacent to Williams River Holiday Park has a swing set, BBQ’s, picnic tables and toilets.
And, if like us you are into Geocaching then you will find one in the area too which will take you on a beautiful walk beside the river!
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This camping spot is a favourite of ours for a quick weekend getaway! Our kids love it, so much space for them to run free!!