Forest North Campground

Forest North Campground

Forest North Campground

Forest North Campground


Forest North Campground

Enjoy riverside camping at Forest North Campground. Launch a canoe or kayak, take a short walk or relax at camp.      
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Enjoy the scenic riverside at Forest North Campground. Launch a canoe or kayak and explore the spectacular limestone gorge. Take a short walk or relax at camp and spot kangaroos and emus.

The campground offers three unpowered campsites, all suitable for camper trailers, campervans and tents only. Each campsite accommodates up to six people.

Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and non-potable water. The campground is accessible by 2WD between May and November, 4WD may be required between December and April due to possible dry sandy track conditions. 
Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

Things to do in the area


Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
A group of four hikers walk along the beach at Discovery Bay as part of the Great South West Walk

Great South West Walk

Walk the diverse landscapes of Lower Glenelg National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cobboboonee National Park and Cape Nelson State Park. Starting from Portland, the walk travels across rugged cliffs, on remote beaches, past ancient lakes and through majestic, tall forest.
A woman playfully splashing a friend in another canoe with her paddle on the Glenelg River

Glenelg River Canoe Trail

The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75kms from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson. For much of its distance the river flows through the Lower Glenelg National Park, enabling enthusiasts to observe wildlife in its natural environment.

How to get there

Forest North Campground

Lower Glenelg National Park is in south-west Victoria adjoining the South Australian border, about 420km from Melbourne and 490km from Adelaide.

Forest North Campground is north of the river and is accessed from Wanwin Road. The campground is usually accessible for 2WDs however in summer and extended dry periods the access track may become sandy and require a 4WD.


Need to know

Forest North Campground

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. 

    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. 

A kayak lashed to the jetty at Forest South Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Forest South Campground

The camping area is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest
The jetty at Hutchessons Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Hutchessons Campground

Take an easy drive to this quiet spot along the river. Pitch a tent at Hutchessons Campground and watch for native wildlife as you listen to the river flow by. Launch a canoe or kayak and paddle up or down the peaceful water, or try your luck fishing from the jetty.
A man fishes of the jetty at Mclennans Punt Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

McLennans Punt Campground

Pitch a tent at this peaceful campground on the northern banks of the Glenelg River. Go canoeing or kayaking, or cast a line and see if you can catch bream or mulloway for dinner.
A 4WD with a camper trailer attached in front of the river at Red Gum Landing campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Red Gum Landing Campground

Pitch a tent at Red Gum Landing Campground and enjoy the serenity of the river. Launch a canoe or kayak and keep an eye out for native wildlife as you paddle along the water. Unwind at camp and drop a line to catch that elusive fish.
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