Park is closed
Lower Portals remote bush camp
Lower Portals camping area are three separate sites located next to Mount Barney Creek.
Camping area facilities
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
Camping area features: Three separate sites located next to Mount Barney Creek.
Location: Grid Reference: 704 751.
Access: Camp site reached by foot via a 3.7km track from the Lower Portals car park. This 1.5hr walk has moderate to steep gradients.
Number of sites: Three sites. Maximum of 18 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Soil and leaf litter.
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about before you visit.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.
- Temporary closure Mt Barney National Park 23–27 May 2022
- Lower Portals closed due to high water 27 May to 1 June 2022
- Periodic Planned Burn closures-Mt Maroon section of Mt Barney National Park 11 April to 30 June 2022