Camp Cottermouth

1435 Cotter Road
Stromlo, ACT - 2611

Type: Campgrounds
(02) 6288 3270
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Camp Cottermouth, nestled in the scenic Cotter River Valley near Canberra, Australia, offers a peaceful and picturesque setting for camping and outdoor recreation in the Australian bushland. Situated within Cotter Campground, this facility provides visitors with an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature while enjoying a range of outdoor activities amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Cotter River.

Why Visit Camp Cottermouth:

  • Natural Beauty: Experience the serene beauty of the Cotter River Valley, surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees, native bushland, and the gentle flow of the Cotter River, creating a tranquil and idyllic backdrop for camping and relaxation.
  • Fishing and Swimming: Enjoy fishing and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Cotter River, where native fish species such as trout and Murray cod can be found, providing anglers with a rewarding fishing experience in a pristine natural environment.
  • Picnicking and Relaxation: Unwind and enjoy a leisurely picnic with family and friends in the shaded picnic areas near the campground, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, or simply relax and soak up the peaceful ambiance of the Cotter River Valley.
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking: Bring along your bike and explore the scenic cycling trails and mountain biking tracks that traverse the Cotter River Valley, offering opportunities for riders of all skill levels to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings while engaging in outdoor adventure.

Best Time to Visit:

Camp Cottermouth is open year-round, with each season offering its own unique charms and recreational opportunities. Spring and autumn are particularly popular times to visit, with mild weather, blooming wildflowers, and vibrant foliage enhancing the beauty of the surroundings.

How to Get There:

  • By Car: Camp Cottermouth is easily accessible by car, with parking available near the campground. Follow the signs to Cotter Campground from Canberra, and then continue on the designated roads to reach the campground entrance.
  • Public Transit: Public transport options to Camp Cottermouth are limited, so private transportation is recommended for visitors traveling from Canberra or surrounding areas.

Tips for Visitors:

  • Book in Advance: Due to its popularity, especially during peak seasons, it's advisable to book your campsite in advance to secure your spot at Camp Cottermouth, as sites may fill up quickly.
  • Pack Essentials: Be sure to pack all essential camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, and sufficient food and water, as there are limited facilities available at the campground.
  • Respect Nature: Help preserve the natural beauty and integrity of Camp Cottermouth by following Leave No Trace principles, disposing of rubbish responsibly, and respecting wildlife and vegetation.
  • Check Park Alerts: Before your visit, check for any park alerts, fire bans, or other relevant information on the website of Namadgi National Park to ensure a safe and enjoyable camping experience.
  • Enjoy the Outdoors: Embrace the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature at Camp Cottermouth, where the simple pleasures of camping, bushwalking, and outdoor adventure await.

Camp Cottermouth offers a serene and secluded retreat for camping and outdoor recreation in the heart of the Cotter River Valley. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or simply a chance to commune with nature, this tranquil campground provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable camping experience amidst the beauty of the Australian bushland.

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