Battersbys Campground

Battersbys Campground

Battersbys Campground

Battersbys Campground


Battersbys Campground

Unwind at this cosy campground on the banks of the Glenelg River. Try your luck fishing from the jetty or relax at camp and enjoy the company of kangaroos and other native wildlife.

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Located on the banks of the Glenelg River, Battersby Campground is a great place to explore the river in your canoe or kayak or relax at camp and enjoy the surrounds.

This small campground offers two unpowered campsites, both suitable for camper trailers, campervans, caravans, mobile homes and tents. Each campsite accommodates up to six people. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic table and non-potable water. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

Things to do in the area

A group of four hikers walk along the beach at Discovery Bay as part of the Great South West Walk

Great South West Walk

The Great South West Walk winds through the diverse landscapes of Lower Glenelg National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Cobboboonee National Park and Cape Nelson State Park. Starting from the township of Portland in south west Victoria, the walk takes you on an unforgettable journey across rugged cliffs carved by the Southern Ocean, over remote beaches, past ancient, pristine lakes and through majestic, tall forest.
A woman playfully splashing a friend in another canoe with her paddle on the Glenelg River

Glenelg River Canoe Trail

The Glenelg River offers excellent opportunities for flat water canoeing over the 75kms from Dartmoor to its mouth near Nelson. For much of its distance the river flows through the Lower Glenelg National Park, enabling enthusiasts to observe wildlife in its natural environment.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.


In quiet lakes and gently flowing rivers, in the pounding surf or in the depths beneath your boat – the waters of Victoria’s parks and reserves offer some prize catches.

How to get there

Battersbys Campground

Lower Glenelg National Park is in south-west Victoria adjoining the South Australian border, about 420km from Melbourne and 490km from Adelaide.

Battersby's Campground is south of the river and is 2wd accessible from Forrest road, just off the Portland - Nelson Road. There is also a jetty for water access.

Need to know

Battersbys Campground

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Lower Glenelg National Park

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

    Visitor Saftey - Glenelg River Fluctuating River Height

    Please be aware, the water level in the Glenelg River is currently fluctuating regularly due to seasonal conditions including rainfall events, tidal movements and ocean conditions.  Higher than normal water levels can cause some jetties and boat ramps to be inundated with water.
    Visitor Safety is priority - Do not enter an inundated jetty or boat ramp, as conditions are likely to be very slippery and there could be damage to the structure not easily observed. 
    Park Rangers are regularly monitoring conditions.  If a jetty or boat ramp is expected to be inundated for an extended period, the visitor asset may be closed for public safety until such time the asset can be deemed safe for use.  Please observe warning and closure signs where erected.

  • Sapling Creek Picnic Area (Glenelg River Heritage River, Lower Glenelg National Park)

    Temporary closure of Sapling Creek boat ramp

    Sapling Creek boat ramp will be closed from the 6-10th December for an upgrade. The new jetty will replace aged and fixed infrastructure, it will be all abilities accessible and allow the jetty to move with the rise and fall of the river. Please use other boat ramps such as Simsons, Pritchards and Saunders to allow this work to continue uninterrupted.

The jetty at Hutchessons Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Hutchessons Campground

Take an easy drive to this quiet spot along the river. Pitch a tent at Hutchessons Campground and watch for native wildlife as you listen to the river flow by. Launch a canoe or kayak and paddle up or down the peaceful water, or try your luck fishing from the jetty.
A 4WD and caravan setup next to a picnic table at Pritchards Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Pritchards Campground

Pritchards Campground has all the modern conveniences you need for a relaxing riverside getaway. Park the caravan at camp and launch your boat, canoe or kayak to explore the serene river.
An orange tent in a sandy clearing at Wild Dog Bend Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Wild Dog Bend Campground

Bring your tent or campertrailer to this quiet campground on the banks of the Glenelg River. Sit on the jetty and listen to the tranquil sounds of the river while you watch for wildlife.
A kayak lashed to the jetty at Forest South Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Forest South Campground

The camping area is located beside the Glenelg River amongst eucalypt forest
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