Lake Coleridge Harper River Freedom Camping Area
Key Points about the Harper River Camping Area
The camp ground has been constructed by Trustpower, on Trustpower land for the free use and benefit of the general public.
Trustpower work together with Selwyn District Council parks officers in the management of the area.
Please follow the ‘Pack it in, Pack it out’ method by removing all waste and leave nothing behind.
The area is surrounded by working stations. The access track to the Oakden boat launching spot goes through private farm land, so please respect the farmers, always leave gates as you found them and please do not bring dogs.
Caravans are welcome, however there are no facilities to dump waste or connect to electricity.
Access to the camp ground takes around 45 minutes by car from the Coleridge Power Station on an unsealed road, please bear this in mind if towing a boat or caravan.
Weather conditions can change rapidly, in particular the area is prone to cold alpine winds.
There is little to no cell phone reception and no shops or amenities in the area so please prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies.
If you wish to stay for more than one night at the Trustpower Harper Freedom Camping Area email the following details: Your intended duration of stay, your vehicle registration, number of persons camping, and your cell phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org Any queries phone 03 318 5700 from 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Please ensure the good name of fellow anglers by taking every scrap of rubbish with you when you leave. Allan Burgess