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

Southwest camping

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Incident: Bushfire at Strathgordon
From 30/12/2019, last reviewed 7/1/2020

There is a bushfire at Strathgordon. This fire may put Strathgordon and the Gordon River Road at severe risk.

Fire under these conditions can be uncontrollable and fast moving. Burning embers, falling on Strathgordon may threaten before the main fire. Smoke and ash may make it difficult to see and breathe.


Fire ban: Campfire restrictions are in place
From 21/10/2019, last reviewed 1/1/2020

​Campfire restrictions are now in place for this site.  This means you will not be able to use campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves. Gas stoves and gas barbecues are still permitted.

Parts of Tasmania are experiencing the driest conditions for the past three years with traditionally wet or damp gullies now dry. An above average fire season has been forecast for the east and south eastern parts of Tasmania due to warmer and drier conditions.

These conditions have increased the risk of unattended or poorly constructed campfires escaping and becoming bushfires. We have a duty of care to our community and want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable camping experience.


Track closure: Closed tracks due to 2018/19 fires
From 28/11/2019, last reviewed 3/1/2020

​​​The 2018/19 bushfires caused extensive damage to a number of walking tracks and the burnt track infrastructure poses a serious safety ​hazard. Fire damaged boardwalk and steps are also holding the soil in place in many locations, preventing erosion. Illegal access of burnt tracks will increase erosion and cause environmental degradation. 

Visitor safety and environmental protection are our priorities and fire affected areas will remain closed until they are safe for use.

The following tracks are closed. 

  • ​Mt Anne Circuit
  • Huon Track
  • Mount Picton Track
  • Farmhouse Creek Track
  • Eastern Arthur Range Traverse
  • Western Arthur Range Traverse - East of Moraine Kappa
  • McKays Track - East of Moraine Kappa
  • Rasselas Track
  • Lake Rhona Track
  • Adamsfield Track
  • Clearhill Track
  • Needles Track. 

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.
Caravan/Campervan    Tent   
Fees:

No fees apply.

Bookings:

​No bookings are required at these campsites.​

About

​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