Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)

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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.

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Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)

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Access 5-6 Camping Areas (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

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

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.

Current Access 05-01-2021

Some tracks are still closed in Barmah National Park and adjoining River Murray Reserve (including Ulupna Island and Barmah Island) as a result of current flood water remaining on tracks. The closures are to protect public safety and to protect tracks.
 
The following tracks are open within Barmah National Park, however are recommended four-wheel drive only and are subject to change at any time without notice:
Sand Ridge Tk, River Road, River Tk, Gulf Tk, Tongalong Tk, Siphon Tk, Newmans Tk, Burnt Landing Tk, Black Engine Tk, Farm Tk, Agistment Boundary (part – Farm Tk/Gulf Tk loop), Suttons Tk, Trickeys Lane, Boundary Tk (part), Bunyip Tk, Broken Creek Tk, School Tk, Ramp Tk, Black Swamp Tk, Sharps Plain Rd, Darlows Tk, Bourke Street, Mannions Tk, Centre Tk, Reference Tk, Emu Tk and the access tracks to the Barmah Lakes Day Visitor Area and Campgrounds.
 
Depending on changing conditions, 2WD drive vehicles and some 4WDs, including those with low clearance or without snorkels fitted, may have difficulty accessing some of these tracks.
 
Most tracks are open in the River Murray Reserve (adjoining Barmah National Park) including River Road, Corrys Track (part) and Carters Track (Ulupna Island).
 
See attached map for tracks that remain open, highlighted maroon recommended for 4x4 only access.
 
We will review access on a weekly basis and open the closed areas as soon as possible. Please take care on all tracks due to the wet conditions and if you can avoid using wet tracks, please do so to prevent track damage.
 
Visitors to parks and reserves are reminded to follow the public health measures in place across regional Victoria, by following physical distancing measures.

Attachments: Current Access 05-01-2021 (302KB)

Take care while driving on wet tracks

This summer weather is predicted to be wet. Roads and tracks are easily damaged during wet weather and can only be repaired once the weather clears up and the roads are well dried out. When visiting parks keep an eye out for temporary track closures and if it’s raining or the track looks soft find an alternative route.
 
When driving your car or four-wheel drive in a park keep in mind these basic tips:
-     stay off wet tracks or recently graded roads
-     drive only on formed roads
-     take notice of signage and only use roads that are open to the public and safe to do so
-     avoid wheel spin and churning up track surfaces
-     remove fallen trees or limbs from roads; don’t create new tracks by driving around them

Blue-Green Algae Alert

A red alert level for Blue-green algae has been issued for the Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura. A red alert level warning remains in place for Wentworth. Visitors to the Murray River Reserve between these locations, Kings Billabong Park and Murray-Sunset NP - Wallpolla Island should avoid contact with the water. People should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to pets. 
 
People are advised not to enter the water, not to drink untreated water or use the water for other domestic purposes, including cooking and showering/bathing in untreated water while a red alert level warning is in place. Boiling the water will not remove algal toxins.
 
People should not eat mussels or crayfish from red alert warning areas. Any fish caught should be cleaned and washed thoroughly in uncontaminated water and any internal organs disposed of before consumption.
 
Blue-green algae usually appear as green paint-like scums on the water, near the edges, or as greenish clumps throughout the water. It makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured and generally has a strong musty or earthy odour.
 
Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.
 
It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Regular monitoring will continue, and the alert will be lifted as soon as the high levels of algae dissipate.
 
People who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.

Blue-Green Algae Alert

A red alert level for Blue-green algae has been issued for the Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura. A red alert level warning remains in place for Wentworth. Visitors to the Murray River Reserve between these locations, Kings Billabong Park and Murray-Sunset NP - Wallpolla Island should avoid contact with the water. People should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to pets. 
 
People are advised not to enter the water, not to drink untreated water or use the water for other domestic purposes, including cooking and showering/bathing in untreated water while a red alert level warning is in place. Boiling the water will not remove algal toxins.
 
People should not eat mussels or crayfish from red alert warning areas. Any fish caught should be cleaned and washed thoroughly in uncontaminated water and any internal organs disposed of before consumption.
 
Blue-green algae usually appear as green paint-like scums on the water, near the edges, or as greenish clumps throughout the water. It makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured and generally has a strong musty or earthy odour.
 
Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.
 
It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Regular monitoring will continue, and the alert will be lifted as soon as the high levels of algae dissipate.
 
People who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.

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