Bowds Canoe Camp is on the northern side of the Glenelg River in the Lower Glenelg National Park, between Sapling Creek Launch & Wilsons Hall Campground to the east and Patterson’s Canoe Camp to the west.
It’s a stunning grassy campground running along the river, otherwise surrounded by forest, often used as the place to set up camp on the first or second night of a canoe trip down the Glenelg.
There’s a main area with a picnic table and fire pit where quite a few tents can be set up in the middle of the camping area, just at the top of the path that leads to the jetty on the river. Then there’s a few other spots a bit further away for those that like their own space, including a path that leads around to a small clearing that’s hard to see from the rest of the campground.
Most of the camping area has a direct view of the Glenelg River and with so many trees, there’s lots of shade. It’s a great spot to spend the night and due to no vehicle access, it’s often quiet.
Bowds Campground Facilities
There are well maintained drop toilets over the back of the campground with a water tank and tap next to it, although the water isn’t suitable for drinking.