Camerons Bend Camping Area (Ovens River Heritage River, Warby-Ovens National Park)

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Camerons Bend Camping Area (Ovens River Heritage River, Warby-Ovens National Park)

The maze of channels and wetlands along the lower Ovens River offer some of the best still-water canoeing in the state. With care, power boats can explore the river for several kilometres upstream from Camerons Bend. The boat ramp along South Track at Camerons Bend offers river access all year round.

Do not park, rest or camp under or near large trees like River Red Gums, as branches may fall at any time and swing away from the tree. Whole trees can also fall without warning. Rope swings are not recommended.

The Ovens River provides excellent fishing, with Murray Cod and Yellowbelly frequently caught. Make sure you are familiar with fishing and boating regulations and have the appropriate licence and registration.

Boating on rivers and lakes demands special care. Obstacles like submerged trees and sandbars may not be visible, and currents and other conditions are constantly changing. Play it safe and keep your speed down. Always wear a lifejacket.

Rivers may have fast currents, underwater objects, and deep holes which can be hazardous. Always enter the water slowly, feet first. Do not dive or jump in to the river. Submerged objects can cause neck or spinal injuries. Never swim alone or in flood waters. Drinking alcohol significantly increases the risk of drowning. Always actively supervise children in or near water. Children under ten should always be within sight. Children under five should always be within reach. Lifejackets and flotation devices are recommended.

How to get there

Camerons Bend Camping Area (Ovens River Heritage River, Warby-Ovens National Park)

Facilities

Boat Ramp

Need to know

Camerons Bend Camping Area (Ovens River Heritage River, Warby-Ovens National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water

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.

Puzzle Bend Bridge Closure

The Puzzle Bend bridge within Warby-Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic for several years. 

Alternative camping spots on the Ovens River, in the Warby-Ovens National Park, can be found nearby at Camerons, Robinsons, Mcquades and Lavis Bends. 

Partial Park Closure Due to Flooding - Lower Ovens

Due to the recent flood event, all tracks and campsites (except Mclaughlins Bend) on the Lower Ovens section of the Warby-Ovens National Park are closed. Mclaughlins Bend and the Warby Ranges are still open to day visitors and camping. 

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