Huon Campsite, picnic tables and fireplace, Southwest National Park
Huon Campground

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Planned event: Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Southwest National Park
Applies from 28/3/2024

Weather permitting, three planned burns will take place within Franklin - Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Southwest National Park on Thursday 28 March.

Burns are planned for Ray Range, Hamilton Range and Mount Bowes. 

Operations will take approximately one day to complete and smoke may persist some days afterwards depending on wind conditions.

During burning operations public access to these remote areas will be restricted.

The public is asked to remain well out of the burn sites while burns are taking place and for the following days until safety checks have been made.

Please comply with all signage and directions from staff if you are in the area.

These operations are part of the annual fuel reduction program aimed at reducing fire risk to visitors and protecting the outstanding universal values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

For further information, please call 6165 4059.

Last reviewed 25/3/2024 04:29 PM


Planned event: Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers and Southwest National Park
Applies from 19/4/2024

Following consistent rainfall throughout April, PWS is planning to undertake a number of prescribed burns in Franklin – Gordon Wild Rivers and Southwest National Park. As these burns are conducted under specific conditions, these burns are scheduled for Friday 19th April but may be rescheduled if conditions are not optimum. 

These prescribed burns will only target buttongrass to maintain moorland health and diversity at Mount Bowes and Sandfly Creek.

PWS’ prescribed burn program in the TWWHA aims to introduce low intensity fire across the landscape with a mosaic of burnt and unburnt areas within each burn area to maximise diversity for flora and fauna. These moorland burns provide ongoing protection to adjacent fire sensitive vegetation communities such as endemic conifers, alpine herblands and rainforest species from wildfire. The burn maps are not indicative of the total area targeted for burning, with an objective burn target of less than 30% fire-dependent communities per stage for large, landscape burns.
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Burning under these high moisture conditions can generate large amounts of smoke.

During burning operations public access to these areas will be restricted. Please comply with all signage and directions from staff if you are in the area.


Last reviewed 18/4/2024 08:29 AM


Closed area: Eastern Arthur range traverse – changes to access West Picton Road and Huon Track.
Applies from 21/12/2023


West Picton Road (prior to Riveaux Creek) is closed due to the deterioration of three structures along the road.  A 15-20 vehicle parking area has been created adjacent to the new closure.  

Farmhouse Creek walking track requires an extra 7.1km (one-way) walk along West Picton Road from its closure prior to Picton River Tributary.

Mt Picton walking track requires an extra 7.2km (return) walk along West Picton Road and then West Picton Road Spur 1-2 from its closure prior to Picton River Tributary. 

The Huon Track has been heavily impacted by a large number of tree falls that are making this difficult to traverse and we recommend that you commence your walk at either Farmhouse Creek or Huon Campground. 

Both Farmhouse Creek and Mt Picton walking tracks remain open.

Last reviewed 27/3/2024 12:26 PM


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
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No fees apply.

Bookings:

​No bookings are required at these campsites.​

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​​These three campgrounds make great bases for exploring the variety of nearby lakes and enjoying short or longer walks. In the evening your nocturnal hosts may even pay you a visit – look out for possums, pademelons​ and maybe even a Tasmanian devil

The Huon Campground 

  • Ten forest-based sheltered sites
  • Non-treated water
  • Toilets
  • Picnic facilities and shelters
  • Fireplaces (fire restrictions may apply)
  • Caravan access available

​Teds Beach Campground

  • Boat ramp
  • Toilets
  • Non-treated water
  • Picnic facilities
  • Free electric barbecues and shelters
  • ​Caravan access available

Edgar Campground

  • Boat ramp
  • Non-treated water
  • Toilets
  • Picnic facilities and shelters
  • Fireplaces (fire restrictions may apply)
  • Caravan access available
  • Edgar Dam Campground is outside Southwest National Park and is managed by Hydro Tasmania; visitors do not require a valid parks pass​