Hutchessons Campground

Hutchessons Campground

Hutchessons Campground

Hutchessons Campground

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Hutchesons Campground

Take an easy drive to this quiet campground along the Glenelg River. Pitch a tent and watch for native wildlife as you listen to the river flow by.
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Set amongst eucalypt forest with access to the Glenelg River, Hutchessons Campground is the ideal location to enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing.     

This small campground contains two unpowered campsites, both suitable for camper trailers and tents only.

Launch a canoe or kayak and paddle up or down the peaceful water, or try your luck fishing from the jetty.

Each campsite accommodates up to six people. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and non-potable water.

Bring your own drinking water and firewood. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round. 

Things to do in the area

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.
A 4WD and caravan setup next to a picnic table at Pritchards Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Pritchards Campground

Pritchards Campground has all the modern conveniences you need for a relaxing riverside getaway. Park the caravan at camp and launch your boat, canoe or kayak to explore the serene river.
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.
Canoeing

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.

How to get there

Hutchesons Campground

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

Hutchessons Campground is on the northern shore of the Glenelg River. The campground is 2WD accessible from River Fire line.

Need to know

Hutchesons 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

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

    Visitor Saftey - Glenelg River Fluctuating River Height

    Please be aware, the water level in the Glenelg River is currently fluctuating regularly due to seasonal conditions including rainfall events, tidal movements and ocean conditions.  Higher than normal water levels can cause some jetties and boat ramps to be inundated with water.
     
    Visitor Safety is priority - Do not enter an inundated jetty or boat ramp, as conditions are likely to be very slippery and there could be damage to the structure not easily observed. 
     
    Park Rangers are regularly monitoring conditions.  If a jetty or boat ramp is expected to be inundated for an extended period, the visitor asset may be closed for public safety until such time the asset can be deemed safe for use.  Please observe warning and closure signs where erected.

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A camper trailer at Wilson Hall Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Wilson Hall Campground

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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

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