Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

A shady campground by the river, Cooks Mill Camping Area sits on the site of an old sawmill that operated in the 1940s to 1950s. Explore the nearby Heritage Site or meander through Manna Gum forest along The Friends Nature Trail or Little River Walk where you might spot a koala snoozing above.

Fit hikers can try one of the harder walks to the peaks of the North or South Jawbone for unforgettable views over the Cathedral Range. There is also great rock climbing at nearby North Jawbone, South Jawbone and Sugarloaf Peak.

Cooks Mill has sites suitable for tents, campervans and a small number of caravans. Pit toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and shelters are available. Firewood collection is prohibited and no drinking water is available, so please bring your own. No bins are provided. Please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. Camping fees apply and prebooking is required.

Visitor Tips Do not camp under or near large trees. Branches may fall and swing away from the tree at any time.

How to get there

Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No generators
  • No horses
  • Fees apply
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Snakes
    • Snakes
    • Snakes

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.

Park closures due to COVID19

Ahead of the Easter long weekend, Parks Victoria has closed additional high-visitation parks to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This Easter the message is clear. Stay home. Protect our health system. Save Lives. This park will be closed from midnight on 8 April 2020 until further notice to protect the health of staff and volunteers. For further information please go to www.parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

Campground closure

As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.
People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

Temporarily closed

Neds Gully Campground and Neds Gully pedestrian suspension bridge are temporarily closed until further notice. Northern circuit tracks can be accessed from Little River Track via Cooks Mill Campground. Alternative camping is available at Cooks Mill Campground

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