View of Ransons Beach from Waterhouse Conservation Area campgrounds
View of Ransons Beach from Waterhouse Conservation Area campgrounds

Waterhouse camping

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Closed area: Waterhouse Conservation Area
Applies from 15/2/2024

​UPDATE 19 Feburary 2024 - ​The bushfire at Waterhouse Conservation Area is under control. 

There is no longer a Bushfire Advice warning for Waterhouse Conservation Area however the reserve remains closed while crews continue to backout edges.  

Last reviewed 19/2/2024 12:54 PM


Caravan/Campervan    Tent   
Fees:

​No fees​ apply.

Bookings:

Bookings are not taken for this campground​. Sites are first in best served. Maximum length of stay is applicable.

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​​​​Visitors are encouraged to bring gas stoves or barbecues for cooking. Check to see whether campfires are permitted, see Campfire safety and restrictions. If campfires  are permitted they should be at least three metres from any overhanging vegetation or trees. Ensure your campfire is never left unattended and is completely extinguished before you depart.

Black​mans Lagoon 

There are two small campsites that are fenced and adjacent to a pine plantation. The campsites are at the southern end of the lagoon and are particularly popular in trout season and duck season. No facilities are located at this campsite. Camping is not permitted around the lagoon edge. Ocean Beach is accessible from the campsite by 4WD vehicle.

Big Waterhouse Lake 

The campsite is located on the northern shore of the lake and ​is small with no facilities. It is mainly used by duck hunters and anglers.

South Croppies

These campsites are dispersed around the northern side of the point, South Croppies Road, and the track to the southern side of the point. There are no facilities.

Waterhouse Point

Waterhouse Point is the largest of the camping areas with several popular spots behind the beach, including camping zones known as Village Green, Mathers and Waterhouse Point. Each zone is equipped with 'closed composting system' hybrid toilets. These toilets are sensitive to chemicals and dumping of portable toilets is not permitted. The nearest dump stations are at Scottsdale, St Helens, George Town or Bridport.

Ransons Beach

The camping area includes four campsites at Casuarina Hill where a new hybrid composting toilet system can be found as well as limited camping sites at Ransons Beach campsite area.​