Chokem Flat Camping Area

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Chokem Flat Camping Area

The peaceful Chokem Flat camping area is located on the banks of Fryers Creek just off Campbells Creek - Fryers Road, and a short detour off the Goldfields Track (DD21). It offers a convenient central base from which to explore the Goldfields, including the nearby Red Hill mining landscape.

The unpowered campground is ideal for large groups and popular with prospectors. It has picnic tables and a central fireplace. It is suitable for caravans and campervans. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. No fees or bookings are required. The maximum stay is 42 days.

Visitor Tips: there are no toilets. Human waste should not be buried within 100m of water courses, so portable chemical toilets are recommended. The nearest chemical dump point is located on Bridge St, Harcourt, beside the swimming pool. No bins are provided, so please take your rubbish home for recycling or disposal. Please camp at least 20m from riverbanks and other waterways.

Prospecting is prohibited at the campground but is permitted nearby. To find out where you can prospect, download the Castlemaine Prospecting Map.

Firewood collection is prohibited, so please bring your own from outside the park, or use a gas or electric camping stove or barbecue instead. Fires are only permitted within the fireplaces provided and may already be in use. Please ensure that: a three-metre area is cleared of anything flammable around your campfire; that you have at least 10 litres of water available for immediate use; and that an adult is in attendance at all times (awake, within 50m and with a clear line of sight). No fires may be lit on a day of Total Fire Ban, including campfires, solid and fuel barbecues and ovens. Built in and portable gas or electric barbecues may be used provided that they meet the conditions above.

Chokem Flat is in the North Central fire district. On Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating days the Park will be closed for public safety. Do not enter the Park. If you are already in the Park, leave the night before or as early as possible in the morning. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. Check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at www.emergency.vic.gov.au, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

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Chokem Flat Camping Area

Need to know

Chokem Flat Camping Area

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

Warnings

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.

Chokem Flat Campground Closure

Chokem Flat Campground will be closed for approximately two weeks starting on 20/05/2024. 

Annual weed spraying and mulching works will be conducted during this time. 

Please use the camping facilities located at the nearby Warburtons Bridge Campground. Warbutons Bridge Campground can be accessed by travelling 1.34km South East on Campbells Creek Fryers Rd, a further 1km South on Vaughan Chewton Road and then turning at Drummond Vaughan Rd before travelling 1.75km and then crossing over the bridge until you reach the campground. 
 
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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