Keep River National Park

Heat warning

Temperatures across the Northern Territory can be very hot between October and March.

It can exceed 40 degrees celsius in some locations. High humidity in the Top End can also make you tire easily.

Check forecast temperatures before you visit. Find out how to prepare and stay safe in the heat.

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 (713.4 KB).

Get the Keep River National Park walking tracks information sheet PDF (1.3 MB).

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 Open Upcoming closure, 25-27 October 2021: closed for feral animal control.28 October 2021
Information Centre Open   -
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Open   -
Ginger's Hill Walk Open   -
Jenemoom Walk Open -
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Open -
Goorrandalng Campground Open -
Jarnem Campground Open -
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Open -
Lookout Walk Open -
Loop Walk Open  -

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. Check road conditions before you go.

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:

  • 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.

Last updated: 09 July 2021

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