The Cotter campground was supposed to be re-opening in time for Christmas.
But now TAMS are giving notice that it will be shut until at least 31 August 2012.
“In October 2010, the Cotter campground was temporarily closed due to the increasing construction noise and activities associated with the enlargement of the Cotter Dam which had been extended to night works and occasional weekend works,” Brett McNamara, Rural District Manager, Parks and Reserves, said today.
“To ensure the experience of visitors was not impacted by the increasing level of noise and construction traffic, we decided to temporarily close the campground.
“The campground was scheduled to reopen Friday 23 December 2011 however, dam construction officials have advised us that due to unanticipated delays in the program, the Enlarged Cotter Dam project and completion of the rehabilitation of affected areas has been extended. As a result, the Cotter campground is expected to remain closed until Friday 31 August 2012 inclusive.
Frustrated wannabe campers can still get their tents up at Woods Reserve on Corin Road, Honeysuckle campground and Orroral campground. Not to mention EPIC for the urban camping experience.