Unwind at this cosy campground on the banks of the Glenelg River. Try your luck fishing from the jetty or relax at camp and enjoy the company of kangaroos and other native wildlife.
Located on the banks of the Glenelg River, Battersby Campground is a great place to explore the river in your canoe or kayak or relax at camp and enjoy the surrounds.
This small campground offers two unpowered campsites, both suitable for camper trailers, campervans, caravans, mobile homes and tents. Each campsite accommodates up to six people. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic table and non-potable water. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.
Things to do in the area
Great South West Walk
Glenelg River Canoe Trail
Canoeing and Kayaking
How to get there
Battersby's Campground is south of the river and is 2wd accessible from Forrest road, just off the Portland - Nelson Road. There is also a jetty for water access.
When you're there
Download the Battersbys Campground map for site locations.
Download the Lower Glenelg National Park Visitor Guide for more information and things to do.
Canoeists undertaking the Glenelg River Canoe Trail, paddling consecutive sections of the trail with overnight stops, should camp at the Glenelg River Canoe Trail campsites.
Need to know
Visiting a park can be more of a challenge for people with disabilities, however in Victoria there are a wide range of facilities to help people of all abilities enjoy our wonderful parks around the state.
Be prepared and stay safe
Lower Glenelg National Park is in the South West fire district. Bushfires can occur during the warmer months. It is your responsibility to check current and forecast weather conditions. Campfires cannot be lit on days of Total Fire Ban, however gas cookers can be used for preparing food.
Check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at emergency.vic.gov.au, on the Vic Emergency App or call the Vic Emergency Hotline 1800 226 226.
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Lower Glenelg National Park
Campground closures to allow the upgrade of facilities.We have exciting news! During what is traditionally a quieter time in our park, will be upgrading some facilities. This will include infrastructure improvements such as campsites, toilet blocks and floating pontoons to make Lower Glenelg National Park more accessible for more people. The affected sites include Forest Camp South, Battersbys and Wilson Hall, these sites will be closed from May to August to allow these upgrades to occur.
Night time park closure Lower Glenelg National ParkRemote areas of the Lower Glenelg National Park will be closed between 5pm and 7am each night for invasive species control from the 11th of June through to the 17th of June 2023. All campgrounds and walking tracks will remain open
Princess Margaret Rose Cave and Princess Margaret Rose campground closed for infrastructure repair and upgrades.Princess Margaret Rose Cave and Princess Margaret Rose Cave campground will be closed until further notice to accommodate infrastructure repair works. This includes access via vehicle or boat on the Glenelg River. Camping is not permitted on the site or in the picnic area.The toilets, picnic area and walking tracks in the remain open.