Pritchards Campground


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.


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 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.


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

    Battersbys Campground maintenance closures

    Battersbys Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

    Forest Camp South Campground maintenance closures

    Forest Camp South Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

  • Wilson Hall Campground (Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River)

    Wilson Hall Campground maintenance closures

    Wilson Hall Campsite will be closed from March 13 2024 through to 31 August 2024 to undertake site upgrades as part of the Victorian Great Outdoors Program

Similar experiences

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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