This isn’t a caravan park and we don’t put you in a box. So we don’t have lines marking out your allocated campsite ‘territory’ to be defended with curt looks to your neighbours. Instead we have large camping areas we call campzones.
In keeping with the natural flow of the river and the land, our campzones are large enough to cater for small groups of up to 20 people with their accompanying tents, trailers and sundry camping equipment. The size of these campzones ranges from 350m2 to 500m2 depending on the location and some are more suitable for groups with lots of camping stuff. This allows for free-form camping that's very popular with groups: all in a tidy row or in a circle round a campfire? You choose.
Staying during peak season weekends or school holidays? Then it’s highly likely The Steps Barrington Campground will be full (150 people is our capacity). This offers a golden opportunity to meet new people, play with new kids and laugh about your holiday stories around a shared campfire. This is the essence of community in the outdoors.
If you’re looking for a bit more space, then we advise to avoid peak season weekends and school holidays. You’ll get to experience more of the quiet gentleness of The Steps rapids and the resident wildlife is more likely to be relaxed and friendly too.
Sharing Campfires in Camp-zones
Sharing a campfire will link you to thousands of years of human tradition. However if you’d like your own private fire for cooking and storytelling, each campzone has several existing fire scars (small fire pits previously dug) so there should be enough to choose from.
If you can’t locate a suitable fire scar in your campzone, then ask one of our staff about creating a new one in a suitable place. Please don’t create a new one without permission, and never use river stones around the fire, as they are likely to explode from trapped steam.
Whether you share a fire or not, please ensure you bring your own firewood or pre-order a delivery from us. Collecting wood onsite or from neighbouring private properties is forbidden.