Wilderness Camping in Glenveagh

Wilderness Camping is the only type of camping permitted within the boundaries of Glenveagh National Park.

Camping within the main Glenveagh valley is strictly prohibited.

There are no serviced camping or caravan sites within Glenveagh National Park. Overnight camping in Camper Vans is not permitted within the car park, unless permission has been granted in exceptional circumstances.

Camp fires and or disposable barbecues are strictly prohibited within Glenveagh National Park.

Visitors arriving in Glenveagh National Park Visitor Centre with a tent should be aware that they will need to walk for at least 1 hour before they can find a site outside of the main Glenveagh valley.

Visitors undertaking multi-day hiking trips and seeking a wilderness experience, are welcome to camp in remote places within the National Park, provided they observe the code of practice known as “the Wild Camping Code”. Permits are required for groups of 10 or more (see below).

Swimming is NOT permitted on any of the lakes and rivers within the boundaries of Glenveagh National Park.

Please see map with areas marked were camping is NOT permitted:

Camping Exclusion Zones Map

Wild Camping Code

Camping Permits

Leave No Trace