Glenelg River Canoe Trail - Bowds Canoe Camping area to Pattersons Canoe Camping Area (Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River)

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Glenelg River Canoe Trail - Bowds Canoe Camping area to Pattersons Canoe Camping Area (Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River)

The short stretch of the Glenelg River Canoe Trail provides plenty of opportunity to soak up the peaceful beauty of the river. Watch patches of limestone sprout from among the dense bushland – an indication of what’s to come further down the river. 

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Glenelg River Canoe Trail - Bowds Canoe Camping area to Pattersons Canoe Camping Area (Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River)

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Glenelg River Canoe Trail - Bowds Canoe Camping area to Pattersons Canoe Camping Area (Lower Glenelg National Park, Glenelg River Heritage River)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed
  • Boating zones apply
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Strong currents
    • Flash flooding
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks

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.

Campground closures to allow the upgrade of facilities.

We have exciting news! During what is traditionally a quieter time in our park, will be upgrading some facilities. This will include infrastructure improvements such as campsites, toilet blocks and floating pontoons to make Lower Glenelg National Park more accessible for more people.  The affected sites include Forest Camp South, Battersbys and Wilson Hall, these sites will be closed from May to August to allow these upgrades to occur. 

Princess Margaret Rose Cave and Princess Margaret Rose campground closed for infrastructure repair and upgrades.

Princess Margaret Rose Cave and Princess Margaret Rose Cave campground will be closed until further notice to accommodate infrastructure repair works. This includes access via vehicle or boat on the Glenelg River. Camping is not permitted on the site or in the picnic area.
The toilets, picnic area and walking tracks in the remain open. 

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