Last Updated Jan 2015
A pretty, free campsite on the Manning River with some shallow (and cold) swimming holes, suitable for caravans.
The community has provided a long drop toilet, fire pits and rubbish bins to make your stay a little more comfortable. The campsite is just off the road (Thunderbolts Way) so can get a bit of traffic noise during the day, however it is pretty quiet at night time. Last time I was here, I heard more bell birds than cars so it shouldn't annoy you too much.
The camp surface is mainly gravel/ river pebbles, with plenty of shade provided by the large casurina trees along the river, and large eucalypts towards the road side.
The area is quite large and there are a few options for vans right on the edge of the river. For tent based camping, you will have to pick your spot more carefully unless you like a rocky base.
The river (not much bigger than a creek here really) tumbles over shallow rapids, and there a couple of deeper pools. If there has been some recent rain, it can flow too fast to swim in,but in normal conditions you can find a good hole for a dip.
This is a free campground, do the right the thing and say thank you by leaving the place better than you found it.
This is a free camping area.
There are no bookings required for Gloryvale Reserve.
Longdrop or composting
Pets are allowed with conditions
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
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.
There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
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