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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Campgrounds and lagoon views, Southport Lagoon Conservation Area
Campgrounds, Southport Lagoon Conservation Area

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Closed area: All parks and reserves closed
From 26/3/2020, last reviewed 31/3/2020

​​​​​Following advice from the Tasmania Department of Health and Tasmanian Government that our community should limit non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, the PWS has closed all national parks, reserves and campgrounds until further notice.

The PWS is calling on Tasmanians to support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay home during this time. 

From midnight Thursday 26 March, PWS is temporarily closing all national parks, reserves, campgrounds and facilities to recreational and tourism use. This means that all short walks, day walks, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, tours and camping are now closed to the public.  Washrooms, day use facilities, showers and visitor centres are closed until further notice.​

For more information on these closures please refer to the frequently asked questions.​


Closed area: Southport Lagoon Conservation Area
From 30/3/2020, last reviewed 30/3/2020

A fuel reduction burn is scheduled to take place within the Southport Lagoon Conservation Area Tuesday 31st March to Wednesday 1st April 2020.


Closed area: Southern Ranges - Fuel reduction burn
From 23/3/2020, last reviewed 20/3/2020

​​A planned fuel reduction burn is scheduled to take place in the D’Entrecasteaux Plains between 23rd March and 5th April.

The following areas will be closed: The Southern Ranges Traverse, (Moonlight Ridge Track) from the Tailhead to the Maxwell Ridge including Mystery Creek Cave, and Mount La Perouse. 

This closure is expected to last up to 3 days and the track will be re-opened as soon as it has been declared safe to do so.

For more information contact 0436 817 434.



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Fees:

​​No fees apply.

Bookings:

No bookings are taken for this campground.

The campgrounds are accessible to 4WD vehicles only.

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​Ten individual campsites are provided near the north-west edge of Southport Lagoon. The maximum capacity of the entire campground is 40 people. Each campsite is numbered and camping must only take place at these numbered sites. Campsite bookings are not required. The maximum stay permitted is one week.

​Composting toilets are provided. To ensure they work correctly it is important not to place any foreign objects, portable chemical toilet contents or rubbish into the toilet system.

Fires may only be lit in the designated fireplaces provided, however the use of fuel stoves is recommended to reduce environmental impacts. Firewood is not supplied. Vegetation including dead branches from within the conservation area, must not be used as firewood. Chainsaws are not permitted in the conservation area.

On total fire ban days any naked flame, even a gas stove, is not permitted.​​