loddon river camping Bushwalking Frenchman's Cap
Loddon River is found on the Frenchman's Cap Bushwalk. Camping Loddon River. A number of campsites can be found just before crossing the Loddon River. You are not permitted to camp within 30 metres of lakes and streams as these areas erode easily. Loddon River camping is located between the Lyell Highway where the Frenchman's Cap walk starts and Lake Vera. This walk takes between 6-7 hours; camping Loddon River is popular as often heavy mud can make it difficult to walk the full distance from the start of the walk to the first hut on the walk at Lake Vera. The Frenchman's Cap bushwalk takes app. 3-5 days to complete, and is strictly only for experienced bushwalkers. You will find facilities (shopping etc,.) in the nearby towns of Queenstown and Strahan including shops, bakeries, hotels and medical services. Only limited facilities are found at Derwent Bridge. The Loddon River campsite is located on the first part of the bushwalk to Frenchmans Cap. There are no facilities; it is a gas/fuel stove-only area. National Parks fees apply.
- maximum stay
- Powered sites
- RANGER ON SITE
- Contact No.
- (03) 6471 2511
- Fresh Water
- Dogs Allowed
- National Park
Accessible from A10, Lyell Highway.
Please note this campsite can only be accessed by walking into the Southwest National Park as part of the Frenchman's Cap multi-day bushwalk. The Frenchmans Cap bushwalk is a challenging walk in a harsh part of Tasmania exposed to extreme and changeable weather conditions at any time of the year. Anyone camping in this area must be fully self-sufficient and experienced.
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