camping spots

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 20:02
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Was wondering if anyone knows of any camping spots around Maitland and Paterson area (NSW). Daughter attends Tocal Ag College and it is their Field Days weekend this weekend and we thought we might go up for the weekend. Thanks in advance. Sally
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Reply By: Bushwhacker - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 20:34

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 20:34
Hi John & Sally, it is a little way up the road, but I have camped at the Upper Allyn River area in the Barrington region (national park, long drop toilets, picnic tables) beautiful area, about 1 hour past Tocal. I also often go to a camping ground just past Dungog,near Chichester Dam, also about an hour from Tocal, called Ferndale Park. It is private property, and costs $8 pp per night, or $12 pp per night for powered site. Lovely place and Ian (owner) is a nice bloke. I guess it depends on how far you are travelling to see your daughter, is a camp spot that is an hr away of benefit to you? There are plenty of caravan parks in the region if that is what you are after, but I have never stayed at any of them, so couldn't offer an opinion, a few around Raymond Terrace area, about 1/2 hr from Tocal. Hope that helps, Whacker
P.S. No affiliation with Ferndale Park, just happy, repeat camper
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Follow Up By: Member - John & Sally W (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 20:45

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 20:45
Thanks Bushwhacker, might check out a couple of these as we are thinking of going up tomorrow and staying a couple of nights. Sally
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Follow Up By: Smokee - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 11:15

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 11:15
Hi Bushwhacker,
We went up to Ferndale and had a good couple of days, topped off by an excellent roast lamb out of the camp oven. I can see why you like it. Had a bit of rain overnight and the river rose so dashed up to the dam to see a massive increase in water spilling, pretty spectacular. Did some driving in the SF and walked into Jerusalem Falls. Nice area, definately worth a visit.
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Reply By: Madfisher - Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 21:35

Thursday, Apr 30, 2009 at 21:35
Lake St Clair north of singleton is great. One of the most scenic lakes on the mainland. Park has toilets and showers and I think you can buy wood their.Its about $12.00 a night for two. And the bass fishing is brilliant. We are going back up on Saturday
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Gronk - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 01:15

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 01:15
Clarencetown........you won't be disappointed...camp ground near the bridge ..
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 12:31

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 12:31
The closest would be the camp ground at Walka Water Works Site Link and http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/Tourism/Walka

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Follow Up By: Member - John & Sally W (NSW) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:06

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:06
Thanks everyone for all your help. We will check a couple of these spots out. Sally
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:19

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:19
Didn't think you can camp there ??
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 18:10

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 18:10
I have camped there. If you expand the map in my first link you will see the marker "B" - follow the track to the NW to where the label "Lake Trail" is - follow the track to the nort and at its northern end you will see the camping area. There a couple of camps set up in the clearing. There is a phone number in the second link to check.

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