Goose Neck Camping Area (Pile Bend) (River Murray Reserve, Proposed Murray River Park (part))

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Goose Neck Camping Area (Pile Bend) (River Murray Reserve, Proposed Murray River Park (part))

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Goose Neck Camping Area (Pile Bend) (River Murray Reserve, Proposed Murray River Park (part))

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Goose Neck Camping Area (Pile Bend) (River Murray Reserve, Proposed Murray River Park (part))

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • None applicable

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • 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.

Barmah National Park Access update 29/07/22

Most tracks within Barmah National Park are Closed to motor vehicles access, for public safety, to avoid damage to tracks and reduce environmental harm.
This is due to a recent increase in River flows and local rainfall that has resulted in high water levels, flooding events and boggy conditions, impacting access tracks in the majority of the Barmah National Park and Barmah Island and Ulupna Island.
 
The following tracks are OPEN within Barmah National Park area, however we recommend Four-Wheel Drive access only and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice:
Sand Ridge Tk to the Dharnya Centre, and the north end of the Lakes campground. Note; day visitor area and toilets are flooded, south toilets at lakes camp ground is flooded, North Lakes toilets are operational.
Ulupna Island - Carters Beach and some high bank camps are accessible, most beached are flooded.
Morgan’s mill area upstream to Ulupna Ck, high bank only.
Barmah Island – township end up to Barmah Ck.
The Ranch (south of Barmah not shown on map)
 
See the attached map for tracks that remain OPEN , highlighted Green recommended for 4x4 only access. Red Dots at Gateways indicate tracks that are closed due to Flood water.
 
For all of the latest change of conditions regarding Barmah National Park and surrounding reserves, please see https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/barmah-national-park.
 
River flow are at 15,000 Megalitres this week and we will review access weekly and open the closed areas as soon as possible. Please take care on all tracks due to the wet conditions and if you can avoid using wet tracks please do so to prevent Track and Vehicle damage.

Attachments: access update map 29.07.22 (1,056KB)

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.

Murray River Flood Closures - upstream of Lake Hume

The following Murray River Reserve sites upstream of Lake Hume are currently closed due to flooding:
- Lighthouse Crossing
- Neils Bend
and  Clarke Lagoon Wildlife Reserve

These sites will be monitored and re-opened as soon as access tracks and campsites have had a chance to dry out.

The following sites remain open at this stage but will be closed at short notice if conditions dictate:
- Burrowye Bend
- Bullock Flat
- Gadds bend
- Pebble Beach
- Indi Bridge

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. 

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