Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground

Star 4.4 (147 Google reviews)

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Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground

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

History
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-served 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 campsites. The camp ground has toilets, access toilet, cold showers, gas BBQ, shelters, picnic tables, rubbish bins, and a boat ramp.

Important Information
  • Adults $10 per night, children (2-14 years) $5 per night.
  • Check-out time is 10:30 a.m.
  • A maximum length of stay of 28 days applies for any 3-month period.
  • Campfires can start bushfires - they are to be lit in designated fireplaces only.  Do not leave your fire unattended and extinguish camp fires completely before you leave the site. This is an environmentally sensitive area, please do not collect firewood from the reserve.  Please observe all campfire restrictions posted onsite.

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Alexandra Bridge Camping Ground

162 Clark Dr, Alexandra Bridge WA 6288, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.4 (147 Google reviews)
Pam Duck 03 November 2023

It's a great place for fisher people's. That I must say. The camp sites are interesting and you are definitely chasing sun of you're on solar alone. Toilets were spotless and there is potable water.

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.

Imogen Warren 06 November 2022

Fantastic campsite set in peppermint gum forest. The trees are just gorgeous and provide lots of shade. Sites are good size and accessible. Toilets are flushable and good but a bit dark. Very good value for money.