camping fortescue bay
The campground at Fortescue Bay can be accessed by car, however please note the gravel road leading to the campground is unsealed and can be very rough at times. There are app. 50 campsites at the Fortescue Bay camping area. There are two separate campsites at Fortescue Bay and bookings are required - Mill Creek and Banksia, with the latter set aside for tent-based camping. The Mill Park campground at Fortescue is suitable for campervans, camper trailers, motorhomes and caravans. The campsite features a shower block, toilets and barbeques - there is also a boat ramp. Fireplaces are provided; wood is available for sale from the Ranger's office and under no circumstances should wood be removed from trees. There is a rubbish collection area at Fortescue Bay; all rubbish should be placed in the rubbish facility in the day use area. There is a hot shower available at the Banksia campground, but please note it is often closed during dry summers when water is in short supply. There is a token operated timer; tokens can be purchased from the campground caretakers with a $2 token giving you a 4 minute shower. There is abundant wildlife inte area, however please do not feed native animals. Fortescue Bay has water taps in both Banksia and Mill Creek campgrounds and day use area. Boiling water for 3 minutes or sterilising via other means before consumption is recommended. In addition to camping fees, all visitors must have a valid national parks pass. A ranger is onsite. There are excellent bushwalks in the area, including Waterfall Bay Walk.
- maximum stay
- Powered sites
- RANGER ON SITE
- Contact No.
- (03) 6250 2433
- Dogs Allowed
- National Park
Coal Mine Road Saltwater River TAS 7186
Bookings for the Fortescue Bay campground are essential from the opening of the crayfish season at the beginning of November, until Easter each year. We also recommend making a booking at other times of the year just to be certain, as this campsite at Fortescue can get very busy and there are limited other camping options in this region.
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