Campground C18 (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)


Campground C18 (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

"C18" Campground has one access track that leads to several of the main camping sites. There is nine designated unpowered campsites. There is one centrally located toilet facility which is maintained on a weekly basis. There is one dune crossover trail providing beach access.

How to get there

Campground C18 (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)



Need to know

Campground C18 (Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed


  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

PARK CLOSED DUE TO FIRE - The Lakes National Park, Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park

The Lakes National Park and Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park are CLOSED due to active bushfires in the area. Please stay up to date with warnings and advice at

Walking Track closure - western side of entrance at Lakes Entrance

Closure of track from Drews Jetty toilet to entrance wall (west side of entrance)

Seasonal road closures 2023

Seasonal road closures apply to areas within and tracks bordering this park from 15 June 2023. See MapshareVic for locations of the closures. Visit the seasonal road closures page for more information

Bird Hide Track and boardwalk closed until further notice

Bird Hide Track and boardwalk in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park are closed from 29 August 2023 until further notice due to safety.  There is no access to the Rotamah Shore Bird Hide within the closure period.

Attachments: Closure Map-Bird Hide Track-Gippsland Lakes CP (1,565KB)

Golden Beach Camping Area 3 Closed

Camp area 3 near Golden Beach within the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park is closed. Please camp in one of the other camping areas close by. Toilets are accessible from camp area 2.

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