Campground Slaty Creek 3
Slaty Creek is a popular bush camping and recreational area close to the township of Creswick in Victoria Australia and not far from the popular tourist town of Ballarat. At the Slaty Creek Campground you can pan for gold in the creek, stroll along beside old water races or sit and watch the bush come alive with many species of birds in the area that is popular with birdwatchers.
The campgrounds at Slaty Creek are located on the creek flats and are surrounded by tall Manna Gums. No bookings can be made; camping is on a first in, first-served basis as it is with Slaty Creek Campground 1 and Slaty Creek Campground 2
All 3 campsites Slaty Creek are very basic bush camping areas and all campsites are unpowered. Slaty Creek Number 1 has non-flush toilets, a picnic table, fireplace and access to the Goldfields Track plus disabled access. It is suitable larger groups. Slaty Creek Number 2 has a fireplace but no toilets – Slaty Creek Campsite 3 has a fireplace and a picnic table but no toilets. These campgrounds are suitable for tent camping and also small to medium campervans, camper trailers and caravans.
Panning for gold is a popular pastime with campers at Slaty Cree, however you can also search for the remains in Creswick Regional Park including the stone-and-earth Eaton Dam. The children will enjoy searching the trees for Koalas and the more adventurous will enjoy mountain-biking down narrow trails. If you feel like a leisurely stroll, take the interesting self-guided trail around the Landcare Centre and Nursery, being just one of a large number of bushwalks in the area.
Access to Slaty Creek camping areas is off the Bungaree–Creswick Rd, which leads off the Midland Highway, some 18 kilometres north of Ballarat.
Amenities and More