Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)


Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

Enjoy swimming or fishing in the Murray River or relax among the River Red Gums at Baggot Creek Camping Area. Bring a picnic or barbecue, or spend the night immersed in nature. No fees or bookings apply. This is a dispersed bush camping area with no facilities. Campers must be self-sufficient. Access is via unsealed roads suitable for 2WD vehicles in dry weather only. A 4WD vehicle is recommended. This dispersed camping area can accommodate tents, caravans and motor homes.

Visitor Tips: Do not park, camp or rest under or near large trees, like River Red Gums. Whole trees and branches may fall at any time without warning and swing away from the tree.

Rivers may have fast currents, low visibility, underwater objects, shallow areas, unstable banks, drop offs and deep holes. Do not dive or jump in. Always actively supervise children in or near water.

Fishing and boating in the Murray River must comply with NSW regulations. Victorian regulations apply to all other waterways in the reserve.

Please practice minimal impact camping and take all camping gear and rubbish away when you leave. Campsites must be at least 20m from the riverbank. Digging steps into riverbanks is illegal and can cause erosion and landslides.

River water is not suitable for consumption.

Campfires are permitted if it is not a Total Fire Ban day, and: a 3 metre area around the fire is cleared of anything flammable; at least 10 litres of water is available for immediate use; and an adult is in attendance at all times. Fires must be no larger than 1m across and contained in a pit at least 30cm deep. Always extinguish fires with water not soil. A fire is safe to leave when it is cool to touch.

Firewood collection is permitted for on-site use only and must not be removed from the park. Collect only dead wood from the ground. Firewood must be cut on site and not dragged.

No bins are provided. Please take your rubbish away. Report illegal dumping to 13 1963.

Baggot Creek Camping Area is in the Northern Country fire district. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. For up to date information on bushfires in Victoria call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, download the VicEmergency app, visit or tune into a local radio station. Check the forecast fire danger before leaving home. Consider not visiting forest or bushland on stormy days or days of high bushfire risk.

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Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

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Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash


  • None applicable


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles

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.

Upstream of Lake Hume (see map)

All River Murray Reserve visitor sites upstream of Lake Hume 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 of closures for this area
  • Will’s Bend east of O'Dwyer's Road between Will's Sandbar and the O'Dwyer's Road Entrance is closed - see maps of closures for this area
  • Benwell and Guttrum State Forest camping areas are closed
  • Nyah Central Camping Area is closed
  • Loddon Floodway Eastern Bend camping area is closed

While areas are open, access tracks may still be in poorer condition than normal. 4WD vehicles are recommended and please take care and avoid further damage by staying out of any wet areas.

Swan Hill to South Australia border

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 and maps 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.

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