Charlotte Pass Camping

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 09:25
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A simple question, can anyone recommend a simple overnight camp site in the vicinity of Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park? Just need to an overnight spot to begin a hike the following morning.
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Peter
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Reply By: Glenn Torrens - Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:30

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:30
Hi beautiful bush or site (with toilets) camping at Island Bend, I am sure it is the closest camp ground to CP. I was there last week. It is about 20 mins drive from CP.
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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:39

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:39
Don't camp too close to the water at Island Bend as the Snowy River rises and falls between the dams in this spot without warning, unless you check with Snowy Hydro before hand. I was caught out here while hiking down the Snowy River once and pulled my tent down in record time as the river rose about 1.5m in just minutes.

I'd go with Spencers Creek but don't go to the toilet or wash near the water. You probably don't need reminding but alpine habitat is very sensitive.

Don't trust the water up there either, giardia has been found in streams and springs from the summit down, thanks to inconsiderate visitors. Boil it or use iodine tabs, no matter how clean or fresh it looks.

Have a great hike and enjoy the wildflowers

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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:07

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:07
There is a camp spot at Spencers Creek (no facilities) a couple of k from the start of the walks.
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Reply By: peterjg - Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:22

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 12:22
Great, just what I was looking for. Thanks for your input.
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