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.
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
How to get there
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
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 eventsThis 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 HeightPlease 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 rampSapling 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.