Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)


Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)

Camp at Access 5 & 6 Camping Areas and take in the beauty of the more remote areas of the Murray-Sunset National Park. Canoe along the Murray River, go for a swim or just relax at base. No fees or bookings are required. Access is by 4WD in dry weather only. A picnic table is available at the eastern end of the camping area.

Visitor Tips: This is a remote area with no mobile reception. Campers must be self-sufficient and carry all the water and provisions they need. Please practise minimal impact camping and observe relevant fire regulations. Fires are permitted only where fireplaces are provided and must be extinguished with water before leaving. Please bring your own firewood or a gas or electric stove or barbecue.

Campsites should be at least 20m from the river. Avoid camping under or close to large trees like River Red Gums, as branches may fall at any time and swing away from the tree. Chemical toilets are preferred. Pit toilets must be at least 100m from the water’s edge. Bury toilet paper and waste appropriately. No bins are provided – please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. Download the Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands Visitor Guide for more information.

How to get there

Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)

Need to know

Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed off leash


  • No firearms allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Murray River closures

The Murray stretches across the state and there are many different parks, reserves and other areas along it. These areas have also been heavily impacted by the 2022 floods and some places are still closed.

We have split the Murray into four reaches to explain these closures, starting from the far east to the South Australian border.

Headwaters to above the Hume Dam (see map)

All reserves in the Upper Murray along the Murray are open.

Barnawartha to Echuca East

East of Barmah National Park (see map), the following areas are closed:

  • Forest Beach camping area (near Strathmerton)
  • Breens Beach camping area (near Strathmerton)
  • Long Beach camping area (near Strathmerton)
  • Cobrawonga Creek camping area (near Yarrawonga) - see Northern Flood Recovery Update newsletter - Cobrawonga Creek Bridge (PDF)
  • Lumbys Bend (near Yarrawonga)
  • Richardsons bend (near Wangaratta)
  • Moodemere bend (near Wangaratta)

See closures on the Barmah National Park page.

Barmah Island (west of Barmah National Park) to Echuca (see map), the following areas are closed:

  • Barmah Island South Camping Area (near Barmah)
  • Barmah Island Central Camping Area (near Barmah)
  • Barmah Island North Camping Area (near Barmah)
  • Barmah Willows (near Barmah)

Echuca to Swan Hill (see map)

The following areas are closed:

  • All camping areas between Torrumbarry Weir Road and Young Road are closed (Farley Bend is open) - see maps for Southern 80
  • Will’s Bend east of O'Dwyer's Road between Will's Sandbar and the O'Dwyer's Road Entrance is closed - see maps for Southern 80
  • Gunbower National Park and Murray River Reserve on Gunbower Island are closed
  • Benwell and Guttrum State Forest camping areas are closed
  • Nyah Central Camping Area is closed
  • Loddon Floodway Eastern Bend camping area is closed

Along the river you may see smaller areas fenced off or blocked by bollards. These areas have been closed due to safety and protection reasons, do not enter, remove fixtures or drive around the bollards.

Swan Hill to South Australia border (see map)

Flood waters took longer to get to and recede from this part of the river, therefore the team have had less time to get into areas, assess and re-open them.

See more information about which river bends are open and closed (PDF).

See closures on the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park page.

Murray River Adventure Trail

Stage One of the long-distance nature-based Murray River Adventure Trail will encompass a series of new and upgraded trails and other facilities from Barmah National Park (near Picnic Point) to Koondrook. The trail will pass through Lower Goulburn National Park, Gunbower National Park, Murray River Reserve and Echuca. Find out more about the project.

Increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases

Large numbers of mosquitoes in Northern Victoria have increased the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly around rivers and other water bodies.
For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Don't Wing It!- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

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