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 restrictions.
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.
Dogs are welcome in the reserve but must be leashed to avoid wandering outside of camp zones, through vegetation, disturbance of wildlife and other camp users.
There is no rubbish collection in the reserve and all visitors are asked to 'wildlife-proof' rubbish and remove it on departure.
Boats can be launched from signed beach access points at Blizzards Landing Boatramp along the main Homestead Road. The shoreline is a nesting place for many birds and vehicles are permitted on the beach only to launch and retrieve boats.
A four-wheel-drive track extending from the end of the Blackmans Lagoon Road to the surf beach, provides vehicular access to the southern part of the reserve. This is a dangerous 4WD beach with changing conditions used mainly by people surf fishing. There is no access north along the beach to South Croppies Point.
Homestead Road provides access to South Croppies, Little Waterhouse Lake, North Croppies and Waterhouse Point camping zones, Ransons Beach and Casurina Hill camping areas.
Ransons Beach is closed to all traffic from 1 December until after Easter.
Registered trail bikes and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited from all areas except Ransons Beach (open from the end of Easter to 1 December), and the southern end of Ocean Beach at Blackmans Lagoon (open all year). All vehicles, including bikes, must be registered and ridden by a licensed rider. Helmets are compulsory.
Campers need to be self sufficient. This includes bringing water, toilet paper, food, pre-cut firewood if fires are permitted and, at some camping sites, portable toilets. Toilet waste is to be disposed of off-site only.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.