Baillieu Bend Camping Area 1 (River Murray Reserve)

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Baillieu Bend Camping Area 1 (River Murray Reserve)

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Baillieu Bend Camping Area 1 (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

  • None applicable

Warnings

  • 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.

Baillieu Lagoon Wildlife Reserve Road Access

Baillieu Lagoon Wildlife Reserve is currently open with access from Baillieu Road, from the Murray Valley Highway. 
There is no vehicle access to the reserve from Young Road. 

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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