Lake King William Camping
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Lake King William Camping

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Lake King William is located to the west of Derwent Bridge and is a popular local trout fishing location. You access the Lake King William camping area off the A10 highway with two tracks leading to the campsites. One is 1.8 kilometres to the South of the Derwent Bridge Hotel and the other is 3.6kms. For the first camping location, the bush campsites are found 100 metres off the road. If you take the longer road (3.6 kilometres) the campsite is located a further 900 metres near the boat ramp. Again, these campsites are located in the bush and you must be fully self-sufficient to camp at Lake King William as there are no facilities. The more southern camping area at Lake King William is not really suited to larger caravans, campervans or motorhomes, as the track is quite narrow in parts. There are several good size camping spots, but remember vehicle access is limited making it difficult to turn if you have a larger vehicle. It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range; this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park where you will find the Gordon River and Franklin River. In the past, there were a couple of isolated houses along the Lyell Highway that have been removed.

Today, Derwent Bridge features not only the bridge mentioned in its name but accommodation units, and also a roadside public house. Camping Lake King William at the southern end near Butlers Gorge is reached along Butlers Gorge Rd, 15 km from its turn-off on the Lyell Hwy, app. 3 km south of Tarraleah. (The pics on this page are taken at the Butler's Gorge end of Lake King William).

A Tasmanian Parks Pass is required to camp/visit this location.

Please note: This location is a Fuel Stove Only Area all year round. This is to protect the natural and cultural heritage values by reducing the risk of damaging bushfires. Campfires are prohibited in Fuel Stove Only Areas and breaches of the regulation can result in a substantial fine.

Trout fishing is seasonal and a license is required to fish in this lake. Lake King William is located close to Derwent Bridge, which is located on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair National Park. It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre, and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge power station.

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Campground Details

Campground Name
Lake King William
Camping Styles
Tent, Campervan, Camper Trailer, Roof Top Tent


Fishing - Trout, Boating, Birdwatching, Boat ramp


Contact Information

Lake King William, Lyell Highway, Derwent Bridge, Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia
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