Non-treated rainwater water is available from tanks in the Cockle Creek, Huon, Teds Beach and Edgar campgrounds. Limited supply and high seasonal demand at Cockle Creek may limit water availability, please bring your own water. PWS does advise visitors to boil water before drinking.
Mount Field National Park, on the way to Maydena, has the most developed campground near the northern access to Southwest National Park with powered sites and showers.
Scotts Peak Dam receives more than 1870mm of rain each year. Extreme and unexpected weather changes are common in this area. Strong winds, sleet and snow are possible at any time of the year.
Campfires are only permitted at designated campgrounds within designated fireplaces. Campfires are prohibited during seasonal fire restrictions. Never leave your campfire unattended - it is prohibited. For campfire safety and how to check whether any restrictions are in place see Campfires and fire restriction.
Always check local signage for campfire restrictions before lighting a campfire. Bring your own water and firewood. It is best to have a fuel stove with you for cooking, as restrictions can change.
For the safety of everyone - completely extinguish your campfire before you depart and ensure no hot coals remain. Remember - Soak it. Stir it. Soak it again.
Please take all rubbish away with you.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.