Camping Lake Pedder

Free camping Edgar Campground, Edgar Dam Lake Pedder, Strathgordon Southwest National Park Tasmania. Free bush camping with basic facilities in the magnificent Southwest National Park Tasmania. The Edgar campground is suitable for big rigs including motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers, caravans and tent based camping. Please note, however, that the road into Edgar Campground off Gordon Road is gravel for a distance of 35 kilometres. After heavy rain or snow, the road and campsite can become muddy and slippery and strong winds are common. There are 20 individual camping locations at the Edgar Campground Lake Pedder, and all are non-powered. There is a day-use picnic area with shelter at the Edgar camping area. Water is available; however, it must be treated before drinking. Boiling water for 10-minutes before drinking is recommended. There are good, clean composting toilets at the Edgar Campground. There are fireplaces scattered through the Edgar Dam campground, and wood is provided at the Edgar Campground free of charge. Do not cut down trees or branches under any circumstances. Dogs are strictly prohibited and the area is patrolled by Rangers. A valid National Parks Pass is required and must be clearly displayed at all times. Fines may be issued if you don’t have a valid National Parks Pass. This is a beautiful part of Tasmania, with stunning scenery everywhere you look. Please note that the weather conditions at Edgar Dam and Lake Pedder can be very changeable and harsh at any time of the year, but particularly during Winter where heavy snow, strong winds and constant rain are common. You can fish for trout in Lake Pedder, which is an artificial lure only Lake. Any person 14 years and older must have a valid fishing licence to fish for trout in Tasmania. See also: Mt Anne Bushwalk – Camping Teds BeachCamping Huon Campground

Huon Campground Lake Pedder, Strathgordon Southwest National Park Tasmania is located some 30 kilometres off the main road to Strathgordon (Gordon River Rd – B61) and is well signposted with the turnoff being some 43 kilometres before Strathgordon on the left as you are driving to Strathgordon.  The road to Huon Campground is gravel and is generally in good condition, but can get slippery after snow or heavy rain. The Huon Campground is 7 km past the Edgar Campground which is also accessed from the same turnoff. There are 10 sheltered sites at Huon Campground, with all offering good shelter and privacy. The Huon camping area is located at the end of a 1 km gravel entrance. In this area is the magnificent Scotts Peak Dam, which has a boat ramp which provides access to fish in the world-renowned trout waters of Lake Pedder. It is free to camp at the Huon Campground which has basic, but clean facilities including composting toilets. The Huon campground is suitable for smaller rigs including small caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tent based camping. Bigger Rigs are better suited to the Edgar Campground. There is a day-use picnic area with shelter at the Huon Campground. Water is available however it must be treated before drinking (boil for at least 10 minutes before drinking). The Huon camping area is not very large and has 10 campsites only. Each campsite has a firepit and firewood is provided at the Huon Campground free of charge. Dogs are strictly prohibited and the area is patrolled by a Ranger. A valid National Parks Pass is required and must be clearly displayed. The Huon camping area is located in a very spectacular part of Tasmania. However, the weather can change quickly and can be harsh with heavy snow, high winds and heavy sleeting rain. The Huon Campground is immediately adjacent to the carpark for the start of the Port Davey Track. See also Camping Teds BeachCamping Edgar Dam – Mt Anne Bushwalk