Lake Rowallan camping area (bush camping)

4WD Camper trailer Caravan access Dogs allowed Free No rubbish disposal Special campsite Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Boat ramp Canoeing Fishing

A few kilometres south of Lake Parangana, Lake Rowallan has extensive bush-camping areas next to the river by the dam wall and on the lake’s eastern shore, accessible along 4WD tracks. Take the Mersey Forest Rd up into the Mersey Valley, turning left to cross the river where the road forks at West Rowallan Track. The lake’s main attraction is its rainbow trout and as it can be fished in season (Aug–Apr) with lures, flies or bait, all the family can have a go. You will need to bring firewood and water.


Who to contact: Forestry Tasmania, Devonport (03) 6424 8388 ;Permits: an Inland Angling Licence is required to fish; check regulations and season

This campsite is located in Mersey State Forest

This forest reserve abutting Cradle Mountain National Park, Walls of Jerusalem National Park and Central Plateau Conservation Area is one of several tucked under the Great Western Tiers between Tasmania’s rich coastal farmlands and its rugged uplands. The Mersey River at its centre is dammed to form 2 long, thin lakes sheltered by steep, forested hills. Both lakes offer excellent angling, with Lake Rowallan being stocked yearly with rainbow trout.

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