Campsite report: Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Valley, NSW

Free campsite close to some of the Blue Mountains best lookouts

Do you enjoy bushwalks or are you just looking for a clean and spacious free campsite close to some of the Blue Mountains best lookouts?! Old Ford Reserve in the Megalong Valley offers all that. This free campsite has enough space for all types of campers and is well suited for families too. The campsite is just a short drive from Blackheath through the beautiful mountains and granite rich area on a narrow and windy road. A must-do for experienced bushwalkers is the nearby six foot track to Katoomba and Jenolan Caves via a historic horse route. Even when you are less experienced you can do small parts of it or try the 600m Rainforest walk nearby.

Spacious free campsite for the popular six foot track and some awesome lookouts

Campground details:

The campground is well maintained. It is spacious and has grassy sites for tents, camper trailers and vans/motorhomes. There are drop toilets, bbq fire rings and picnics benches. Rubbish bins are available too. It is situated next to a shallow river but at the moment signs advise against swimming because of health reasons.

Highlights of the Old Ford Reserve campground:

  • Six foot track
  • 600m Rainforest walk
  • Just ~25km from lookouts around Blackheath such as Mount Piddington Lookout, Mount Boyce Lookout, Anvil Rock, Wind eroded cave, Pulpit Lookout, Govetts Leap Lookout, Evans Point Lookout, Mount Blackheath Lookout, Paul Harris Lookout, Fort Rock Lookout and Point Pilcher Lookout. (There is also Hanging Rock, which requires a 2h return walk or short mountain bike ride from Blackheath).


Caution! – The location in the map above is approximate.

Buy all your camping and hiking gear at Blue Mountains Camping. Conveniently located in Katoomba.

Address: 40/44 Waratah St Katoomba



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