Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground

Star 4.5 (126 Google reviews)

Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground

This is a fantastic camping area located on the banks of the Blackwood River, 26 kilometres north-east of Augusta. The turn off is 10 kilometres from Karridale, off the Brockman Highway on to Clarke Drive.
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Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground is a pretty, peaceful camping ground set on the banks of the Blackwood River.
A tranquil haven, it features a stunning array of birds and wildlife and the river provides activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing and boating making it a year round destination for visitors who enjoy camping in a natural environment.

Alexandra Bridge, named after the then Princess of Wales, was built in 1897 by Wishart and Davies. It was 104m long with seventeen 6.5m spans. The deepest section of the water is around 6m much of the time but can rise above 11m in a flood.

It was the first major bridge across the Blackwood River, used as a main link bridge on what is now the Brockman Highway to places east, and to service settlers and the local timber industry.

When the new Alexandra Bridge was built on a new alignment of the Brockman Highway in 1969, the old bridge was kept as a tourist attraction and became a popular picnic and camping area. Unfortunately most of the old bridge was washed away by floods in 1982.

There are 21 sites to choose from on a first come, first serve basis. Please select a site that is suitable for your caravan, tent or camper trailer. Camping is not permitted in the day use area by the river or anywhere outside of the designated camp sites.

The camp site has toilets, access toilet, cold showers, gas BBQ, shelters, picnic tables, rubbish bins, and a boat ramp.

Check out time is 10:30am.

A maximum length of stay of 28 days applies for any 3 month period.

For camping enquiries please ring 9780 5676 between 9am and 5pm.

Camp fire to be lit in designated fire places only. This is an environmentally sensitive area, please do not collect firewood from the reserve. Camp fires can start bush fires. Do not leave your fire unattended and extinguish camp fires completely fore you leave the site. Observe the camp fire restrictions posted on site.

Adults $10 per night, children (2-14 years) $5 per night.

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Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground

162 Clark Dr, Alexandra Bridge WA 6288, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.5 (126 Google reviews)
Buffy Malone 31 October 2021

Great bush campsite by the Blackwood River. Felt like you were in the bush with added comfort of clean, proper toilets and fresh water. Well shaded with canopy of trees. Boat ramp and bbq area for day users. Bring your own firewood. You pay at the entrance and put your receipt on display at site number sign on your site. Fairly close to awesome sights (forest and coast, towns, etc) but far enough away for the bush camp experience.

Paul Bonner 27 November 2021

Great camp-site, clean facilities and good sized sites a stones throw from the river with a boat ramp for easy access.

Matthew Byrne 09 February 2022

Great place but 1st in best dressed and the only stay limit being 28 days means it's likely to be full when you want to go there. Bbq didn't work. And there were more dogs there than humans so they just bark at each other throughout the day and night.

Patrick Bates 09 January 2019

Only visited for an hour but it seems like a great place to camp! Camp group has toilets and drinking water. The river is the biggest positive with a boat ramp but is also great for swimming and canoeing. Sites have fire pits (can't be used during fire bans) but you must bring your own wood as it can't be collected on site. Grounds are dog friendly but they must be leashed at all times. Small to medium caravans will fit no problem but there is no dump point on site. Fees are payable for camping.