Keep River National Park

Closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Keep River National Park is one of the Northern Territory's (NT) best kept secrets. It's home to geological wonders and sites that reveal ancient Aboriginal rock art.

The city of striped sandstone structures, which can be likened to the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia (WA), are best seen on the 7km Jarnem Walk.

There is also rock art at Langgerrbi (Nigli Gap) and on the Jenemoom Walk you can see more ancient Aboriginal paintings and shell middens.

Keep River National Park is on the traditional lands of the Miriwoong and Gajirrabeng people.

There are saltwater crocodiles in all waterways in the Keep River National Park. Do not swim and Be Crocwise at all times.

Get the Keep River National Park fact sheet and map PDF (798.5 KB).

Get the Keep River National Park walking tracks information sheet PDF (713.6 KB).

Get the Keep River National Park bird list information sheet PDF (1.3 MB).

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Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Closed This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
Information Centre Closed  
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Closed  
Ginger's Hill Walk Closed   
Jenemoom Walk Closed   
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Closed   
Goorrandalng Campground Closed   
Jarnem Campground Closed  
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Closed   
Lookout Walk Closed   
Loop Walk Closed 

Seasonal closures due to flooding from November to April.

Check road conditions before you leave home.

The park is 3km east of the NT and WA border, off the Victoria Highway.

Roads throughout the park are unsealed.

You can see and do all of the following in the park:

Camping fees apply and are payable on-site.

Keep River National Park has all of the following facilities:

  • information signs
  • ranger station
  • visitor centre - open from 6:30am to 6:30pm
  • fire pits
  • limited drinking water
  • public toilets
  • picnic area
  • campgrounds
  • walking tracks
  • public payphone - in front of the ranger station.

When visiting the park, remember all of the following:

  • a permit is required for drone use - conditions apply and it must be obtained prior to your arrival in the park
  • download Avenza map app before you leave
  • camping fees apply - cash only - no change available onsite
  • take your rubbish with you as there are no bins in the park
  • stay on marked roads and tracks
  • use free interactive park maps on your mobile phone or tablet
  • cultural items and wildlife are protected
  • pets are not permitted in the park
  • nets, traps and firearms are not permitted
  • be careful with fire and light fires only in fireplaces provided
  • camp only in marked camping areas
  • collect firewood before arriving at your picnic or campsite
  • generators are only permitted at Goorrandalng Campground between 7:30am and 8:30pm
  • follow all fishing laws
  • check your vehicle is not transporting pests like weeds and cane toads
  • a permit is needed to fly a drone - you must get the permit before you get to the park.

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Last updated: 28 March 2020

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