From Lyndhurst take the A35 towards Christchurch. After 2 miles turn left into the Rhinefield Drive. Blackwater car park is located on the left hand side, approximately half a mile along the Drive.
Advanced notice: Blackwater car park and toilets will be closed for one day on Tues 3 November.
There isn’t a charge to park at this site, we welcome a donation of £3 per visit.
Please park only in designated car parks, not on a verge or in gateways.
Please lock your car, taking any valuables with you and leave by dusk.
Not accessible to coaches, nearest coach parking is Whitefield Moor.
No BBQs are allowed to help prevent forest fires. The toilets are open, with adapted external locks to allow them to be used on a one-in-one-out basis.
Please don't leave your litter next to the bin, even if it’s neatly bagged up, as it poses a real threat for the wildlife and ponies that roam freely across the New Forest.
If this car park is full, drive on to the next one at Whitefield Moor, do not park on the verges or block gateways.
For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information: