Forest South Campground

Forest South Campground

Forest South Campground

Forest South Campground

Forest South Campground

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Forest South Campground

Enjoy riverside camping at Forest South Campground. Launch a canoe or kayak, take a short walk or relax at camp.      
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Camp at Forest South and experience the best of the Glenelg River. Watch the sunrise turn the limestone cliffs red, and enjoy flat water canoeing or kayaking as you explore the river.

The campground offers four unpowered campsites. Sites 1-3 are suitable for camper trailers, campervans and tents, while site 4 caters to tents only. Each campsite accommodates up to six people. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and non-potable water.

The campground is accessible by 2WD and advanced bookings are required year-round.

Things to do in the area

 
Canoeing

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.
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.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.

How to get there

Forest South Campground

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

Forrest South Campground is south of the river. Glenelg drive, when coming from the Nelson, and Forrest road, when traveling from the east, provide access to the campground. Both roads are two accessible.

Need to know

Forest South 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

    Princess Margaret Rose Cave campground closure

    The PMRC campground will be closed for camping until further notice to accommodate infrastructure repair works. Camping is NOT permitted on the site, or in the picnic area. 

A 4WD with surf boards on the roof at Forest North Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Forest North Campground

Enjoy riverside camping at Forest North Campground. Launch a canoe or kayak, take a short walk or relax at camp.
A man fishes of the jetty at Mclennans Punt Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

McLennans Punt Campground

Pitch a tent at this peaceful campground on the northern banks of the Glenelg River. Go canoeing or kayaking, or cast a line and see if you can catch bream or mulloway for dinner.
A camper trailer at Wilson Hall Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Wilson Hall Campground

Wilson Hall Campground is nestled among stringybark and banksia forest overlooking the river. Set up camp on the flat plain and make use of the convenient boat ramp.
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