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

Explore

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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Area Closure Due to Flooding

Due to localised flooding and wet weather, the following tracks are temporarily closed within the Warby-Ovens National Park: 


Hills Track, Wilsons Track, Boundary Track, Frosts Crossing Track, Ovens Track, Nicklaus Track, Yellow Creek Track, Robinsons Bend track, McQuades Bend track, Camerons Track and South Track.


Alternative Ovens River campsites can be found nearby at Mclaughlins Bend, however, tracks remain wet in areas. Please drive with caution. 

Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria

Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria
Japanese encephalitis (JE) has recently been detected in Victoria, with increased risk in the northern and north-west of Victoria and along the Murray River. This virus is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. 
 
For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Beat the Bite- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

X
By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
Confirm