Pump House Bay Camping
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Pump House Bay Camping

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Pump House Bay is named after the pumping station which takes water from Arthurs Lake to the Great Lake to be used in the Poatina Power Station for power generation in Tasmania. The Pump House Bay campground has excellent amenities which are provided by Hydro Tasmania, as part of their commitment to support local communities. in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. The Bothwell Tourism Association operates this campsite - to book ring the Bothwell Tourism Association, by calling (03) 6259 4049, 0439 503 211, or 0439 202 436. Fees are payable as a self-registration system upon entering the campground. Campers, campervans, and caravans are all welcome at this site and there is a decent amount of room to provide ample privacy. There is a boat ramp nearby; the Pump House Bay campsite Arthur's Lake is located immediately next to Arthurs Lake which is an operational hydro-power and irrigation storage meaning that water levels can change often. There are septic toilets provided at Pump House Bay camping area which are generally clean, and they have disabled access. There are hot showers; a small fee applies. Fires are permitted in the firepots provided unless there is a fire ban. This is an immaculately maintained campsite, that is highly recommended if you enjoy true bush camping or are into fishing. Please note: The Pump House Bay camping area is closed during winter due to cold conditions that make the facilities - it is common to receive high snowfalls and continual rain in this area during Winter. The campground closes from the first week in May and re-opens on the last Saturday in July each year. Arthurs Lake can be reached via the B51, from either Poatina in the North or the A5 (turn off Lake Highway) from the South. This is one of Tasmania’s most popular trout fisheries. Damming the upper Lake River and flooding the area that originally contained two lakes, Blue Lake and Sand Lake, and the Morass Marsh made the modern-day Arthurs Lake. The water in Arthurs Lake is used for hydro-electricity generation with the water being pumped into Great Lake to feed the power station at Poatina. Brown trout are the only species of trout recorded at Arthurs Lake and this has been the case since the 1960’s. Arthurs Lake is known for its good catch rate of wild brown trout. There are three road accesses into Arthurs Lake and numerous shacks, with two formal camping areas. Boat ramps are available and the lake is popular with boat-based fishermen. See also: Camping Lake Meadowbank, Camping Bronte Lagoon, Camping Little Pine Lagoon, Camping Lake Augusta, Laughing Jack Lagoon Camping, Camping Butlers Gorge, Camping Tungatinah Power Station, Lake Binney Camping, Camping Jonah Bay Arthurs Lake, Woods Lake Camping, Camping Penstock Lagoon, Camping Dago Point Lake Sorell.

Campground Details

Campground Name
Pump House Bay
Camping Styles
Tent, Campervan, Motorhome, Caravan, Camper Trailer, Roof Top Tent


Bushwalking, Fishing - Trout, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Boating, Birdwatching, Boat ramp, Food Nearby


Contact Information

Arthurs Lake, Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia


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