Big River Camping Area

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Big River Camping Area

The Big River Camping Area is located on Jamieson-Eildon Road app. 1.3 kilometres south of The Pines Campsite and to the north of the bridge crossing Big River. This camping area provides shaded camping options and is terraced. Please Note: You must carry your own drinking water and firewood. The Jim Bullock campsite is located some 180 kilometres from Melburne and will take app. 3.5 hours drive from the centre of Melbourne Victoria Australia.

The campsites are located on an attractive bend of the river off the Eildon–Jamieson Rd, near the junction with Big River Rd. Just across the river is the fringe of the Lake Eildon National Park. Please be careful when lighting campfires, especially during periods of high fire danger. You must carry your own firewood; it’s illegal to cut any standing vegetation into firewood however you are able to collect fallen dry wood.

The Big River Camping Area is app. about 2½ hours drive north east of Melbourne and south east of Eildon. The Big River State forest offers excellent opportunities for camping, bushwalking, picnicking, fishing and kayaking. The Lower Big River has eight separate camping areas and a number of day visitor areas scattered along Eildon-Jamieson Rd and Big River Rd.

  • Camping is not permitted outside of designated areas or within 20 metres of any river, stream, lake or waterway
  • Be careful of camping under trees. Trees can drop their limbs at any time (particularly during high winds). Do not dig trenches around tents. With modern tents, this is unnecessary, particularly if you choose a
  • Do not dig trenches around tents; with modern tents, this is unnecessary, particularly if you choose a well drained or raised site.Use toilets where provided.
  • At some sites hand washing facilities and toilet paper may not be supplied. Come prepared.
  • All native plants and animals are protected.
  • Dogs are allowed in State Forest but must be under direct control at all times and are expected to be on a leash in picnic and camping areas or when near other visitors.
  • Please protect water quality – wash up at least 50 metres away from the river and avoid using soap (use gritty sand and a scourer instead)
  • Leave campsites tidy
  • Use toilets where provided. At some sites hand washing facilities and toilet paper may not be supplied. Come prepared.
  • All native plants and animals are protected.
  • Dogs are allowed in State Forest but must be under direct control at all times and are expected to be on a leash in picnic and camping areas or when near other visitors.
  • Protect water quality – wash up at least 50 metres away from the river and avoid using soap (use gritty sand and a scourer instead)

Camping Big River

Number of campsites:
10
Camping Fees:
No, camping is free
Bookings:
No bookings taken
Toilets:
Longdrop / composting
Pets:
Pets must be kept under control at all times
Water Availability:
Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking – recommend you carry your own drinking water.
Camp fires:
There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground. Recommend you carry a portable stove.
Barbeques:
None available
Swimming:
Yes
Fishing:
Trout fishing is an option
Picnic Tables:
Nonw
Canoeing / Kayaking:
Yes

 


State or Territory Victoria
Region Gippsland
Town jamieson
Campground Name Big River Camping Area
Dogs Allowed Yes
Maximum Stay

NA

National Park No
Bookings Taken No
Suit Big Rigs Yes
Tent Only Camping No
4WD Only Access No
Country Australia
State/Province Victoria
distance: 265 Kilometers
Address -37.52839, 145.94577
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