Pritchards Campground

Pritchards Campground

Pritchards Campground

Pritchards Campground

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Pritchards Campground

Pritchards Campground has you need for a relaxing riverside getaway. 
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Park the caravan at camp and launch your boat, canoe or kayak to explore the serene river. Paddle to Skipworth Spring for a picnic or relax at camp and go fishing for bream off the jetty. Follow the Great South West Walk to explore the rich hinterland of Lower Glenelg National Park.

Pritchards Campground offers 20 unpowered campsites, each accommodating up to six people. Site 9 is suitable for tents only, while all remaining sites are suitable for camper trailers, campervans, caravans, mobile homes and tents.

Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and non-potable water. Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round.

Things to do in the area

 
Two friends fish off the back a boat on a misty morning on Lake Eildon.

Fishing

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.
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.
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.

How to get there

Pritchards Campground

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

The major access roads into the park are Portland - Nelson Road for south of the river or Wanwin Road for north of the river. Pritchards Campground is 2WD accessible from Winnap Road.

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Need to know

Pritchards 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.

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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.
Clothes strung up on a line in front of a green tent at Battersbys Campground at Lower Glenelg National Park

Battersby Campground

Unwind at the cosy Battersby Campground on the banks of the river. Try your luck fishing from the jetty, or relax at camp and enjoy the company of kangaroos and other native wildlife. There are two campsites.
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.
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