Gilhams Beach Campground - Recherche Bay

Free Camping - Tasmania


This free camping area has a maximum stay of 30 days.  It is suitable for all camping setups/rigs.  It is large, open and grassy with shady trees surrounding the campsite edge.  It is located opposite the beach with a road in between.  The only facility here is a toilet.

Recherche Bay State Recreation Area has campsites with toilets but without firewood or water at Gilhams Beach, Finns Beach and Catamaran River. Water is available nearby at Fords Green or from the D'Entrecastreaux River. Dogs and generators are permitted in the Recherche bay State Recreation Area.

Cockle Creek has a large camping area around Rocky Bay. Past the Cockle Creek bridge, you are in the national park and, of course, dogs, and generators, are not allowed. There is no rubbish collection. The nearest waste transfer station is at Dover. Firewood is not provided so you must bring your own. However the use of fuel and gas stoves is recommended. Composting toilets are available. Tank water is usually available but should not be relied upon in summer, and must be boiled or treated before drinking. There are no charges and bookings are not taken.

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