Lake Sylvan DOC campground is on the Queenstown door step of the Routeburn Track and DOC have done a great job improving facilities for campers this summer.

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Just 10 minutes drive down from the Routeburn Shelter, Lake Sylvan campground sits just inside the Mt Aspiring National Park boundary near Glenorchy. DOC improvements include a toilet block, running water, tent and campervan sites, plus picnic areas which will be shaded as time goes by when the newly planted trees grow taller.  All this, in a beautiful setting for just $6 per adult per night.  Children 5-17 are just $3 and under 5 are FREE.

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Lake Sylvan is a small lake in Mt Aspiring National Park surrounded by native beach forest.  It can be reached via a short walk 40 minute walk through the forest which starts with a large swing bridge at the campground.

Lake Sylvan DOC camping area is a great place to camp before or after your Routeburn Track walk.