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

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

Set off from Georges Rest Canoe Camping Area and drift down the Glenelg River to Bowds Canoe Camping Area. This section of the Lower Glenelg River Canoe Trail meanders through the northern reaches of the park and provides ample opportunity to spot native wildlife such as the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

How to get there

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

Need to know

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

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • Fees apply
  • 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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