Last Updated Oct 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter
The extended clearing has short grass, is mostly level and usually green - a pleasant camp.
Shaded by Messmate and Brown Stringybark the camp site's dry sclerophyll forest contrasts with the adjoining wet sclerophyll forest in the river gully. Prolific bird life. Tank.
Near a camp site for the Great South West Walking Trail, walking tracks lead through stands of Blackwood, Swamp Gum, Stringybark and Manna Gum with an understory of ferns, rushes, shrubs and climbing Clematis.
Tim's Loop Walk: 1km, 0.5hr return, easy
Hodgett's Loop Walk: 2k, 1hr return, easy
Kangaroos and emus are common in the surrounding forest.
From $11.70 per night (as of Oct 2014)
Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.
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Longdrop or composting
It is not known if pets are allowed at this campsite
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
It is not known if fires are allowed in this campground.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.
There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
Situated on the forested banks of the Surry River south-west of Heywood, north of Portland.
Access from Heywood: South 6k on the Princes Hwy [A1], left (west) 8.6k on Coffeys Lane (5k gravel), left (south) 1.2k on Jackeys Swamp Rd, right (west) 2.2k on Cut Out Dam Rd, 200m down signposted access road on left.
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