$870,000 upgrade for popular The Ruins campground in Booti Booti National Park

Campground amenities at The Ruins campground in Booti Booti National Park are being upgraded to improve disabled access and better cater for families, thanks to the NSW Government's largest ever investment in National Park's visitor infrastructure.

Aerial photo, The Ruins campground, Booti Booti National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service Manning Great Lakes Area Manager Steve Smith said that while the facilities at the popular campsite had been serving national park visitors well for more than 35 years, it was time to bring the campground into the 21st century.

"We've begun construction on a 300m2 environmentally sustainable campground amenities building and a new camp kitchen" said Mr Smith.

"The brand-new amenities building will feature two accessible bathrooms, family and baby change facilities, instantaneous hot water, low voltage lighting and a coded electronic door access system.

"With up to 600 visitors able to camp at this beach-side campground at any one time, these new facilities will increase capacity, improve disabled access and better cater for families in an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly way," said Mr Smith.

The Ruins campground is nestled between the spectacular Seven Mile Beach and Wallis Lake in Booti Booti National Park. The park is home for more than 210 species of birds, including the endangered Little Tern and Pied Oystercatcher.

Construction is expected to be completed in September 2021, weather permitting.

The Ruins Campground will remain open during the construction period, however, approximately 50 percent of camp sites in the campground and the BBQ area adjacent to the amenities building will be closed to ensure public safety. The beachside amenities building will be open providing shower and toilet facilities for campers.

Visitors can make a booking to camp at The Ruins campground during the construction period or post-completion in September by visiting the NPWS website.

Ensure you check the Local Alerts for more details and project updates before you visit.