The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has announced they’re shutting down the much loved cotter campground over summer to make sure it is perfectly enjoyed when open:
Closed from Monday 11 October to Friday 24 December 2010 inclusive, and again from Tuesday 4 January to Tuesday 31 May 2011
Since work began on the Enlarged Cotter Dam project in December 2009, the Department of Territory and Municipal Services and ACTEW Corporation have endeavoured to maintain public access to the popular recreational areas in the Cotter precinct, including the campground. However, with a 24 hour-a-day construction schedule commencing from Monday 11 October 2010 for approximately eight months, the campground will be closed to ensure the visitor experience is not impacted by the increasing level of noise and activity. Rangers will regularly patrol the area to prevent unauthorised access.
There’s a list of suggested alternatives if you follow the link.