Burn Creek goldfield campsite | Nelson Lakes National Park

Beyond Jacobs Ladder a significant river flat was once inhabited by gold miners. First, I believe, in the 1870s, and then again during The Depression. You can see some legacy of their efforts with the stacked rocks. Nothing else remains from that time.

The river flat grass is just a bit clumpy, and damp, so it is better to camp under the trees. There are a number of possibilities, just take your pick. Obviously there are no facilities, other than the fast running stream.

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category . . . unofficial campsite

camping fee . . . free

elevation . . . ~830 m

facilities . . . none

campsites . . . plenty of choice but suggest under the trees with a lack of roots and tussock

water . . . Burn Creek 20 m

toilet . . . none

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