Camping Upper Big River State Forest Victoria
The forests of the Central area of Victoria Australia provide excellent opportunities for a range of outdoor pursuits including fishing, recreational 4 wheel driving, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, bushwalking, horse riding and trail bike riding. Free camping Victoria. The Upper Big River State Forest is located app. 2½ hours drive north-east of Melbourne via Marysville or Warburton. The Upper Big River State forest is a popular area with many kilometres of forest roads and tracks that support a range of recreational activities. The heritage classified Big River is at the scenic heart of the forested valley. A number of campsites and camping areas are located throughout the Upper Big River State Forest and Big River Campsite Big River State Forest. Some sites can accommodate caravans, campervans, motorhomes and camper trailers, however all sites are unpowered with toilet facilities and fireplaces provided at some sites.
Minimal impact Camping
- To protect the delicate environments of the Upper Big River State Forest, please tread lightly in the bush to minimise the impact on the natural environment.
- Camping is not permitted outside of designated areas or within 20 metres of any river, stream, waterway or lake
- Be careful when camping under trees, especially in bad weather. Trees can drop their limbs at any time
- Do not dig trenches around tents; this is unnecessary with modern tents particularly if you choose a well drained or raised site
- Protect water quality – wash up at least 50 metres away from the river and avoid using soap to protect the ecology of the area
- Leave campsites tidy; most sites don’t have rubbish bins so always take your rubbish home with you.