Fort O`Hare Campground

Last Updated Nov 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

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Pleasant, extended, well grassed flats by the Glenelg River.

Good shade from River Red Gums. Rating 4.18/5


Major Mitchell established a base camp here while taking his boats down the Glenelg. Thus the common name Fort 0'Hare. Now a popular canoe launching point.

Thanks to Dominique for the following updates (June 2014)

Fantastic camping area! New toilet facilities available but no tap water. Shire currently removing cypress trees and burning them off but plenty of space available on the upper level of the flats. Despite the rain, caravans can be easily parked and the supplied table and bench seats can be carried to a more convenient location for your use. Kids really enjoyed themselves and were easily entertained by the fishing and exploring the historical nature of the town by cycling.

Facilities and activities at Fort O`Hare

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Free camping


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No Bookings required


Longdrop or composting


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

Location information for Fort O`Hare


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, overlooking the Glenelg River.

Situated at the eastern end of Greeham St, Dartmoor (42k nor-west from Heywood via the Princes Hwy [A1]). Follow Major Mitchell Trail signs. Sealed road

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