Camping in Lerderderg campground


Camping in Lerderderg State Park

Get away from it all and enjoy the serenity of bush at this dog-friendly campground. Lerderderg Campground is a great base for exploring by 4WD.  Wake to the song of native birds, enjoy a peaceful picnic or set off on a bushwalk or stay at Amblers Crossing which is only accessible in dry weather.  

Lerderderg campground is five kilometres from O'Brien's Crossing on Upper Chadwick Track and has picnic tables, toilets and fireplaces. Fires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided. No bookings or fees are required. Camping is first in, first-served. Dogs on lead are permitted.

Camping is permitted at Amblers Crossing, which is 4WD or walk-in access only and due to the terrain and track surface is accessible only in dry weather. Campers should be prepared for a basic bush camping experience and be self-sufficient with drinking water. Carry it in or know how to make untreated water safe for drinking. Walk-in bush camping is permitted in the Conservation Zone, but solid fuel fires are prohibited. No bookings or fees apply to walk-in bush camping. Camping is first in, first-served.

Things To Do

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

A koala sitting in a tree at French Island National Park.


Koalas inhabit a variety of woodland habitats across mainland Australia. Keep an eye out for them in open eucalypt forests.
Two kangaroos stand in the grass at Woowookarung Regional Park.


Kangaroos are one of the largest species of marsupial. They are most active at night, preferring to rest during the day.
A mother and joey wallaby on a rock surface with the ocean in the background at Wilsons Promontory National Park.


Wallabies are marsupials and members of the kangaroo family. They can be found in woodlands, forests and rugged terrain.

How to get there

Camping in Lerderderg State Park


Need to know

Camping in Lerderderg State Park

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.

  • Lerderderg State Park

    Lerderderg State Park Partial Closure

    Due to Storm Damage on 10th Jun 2021 the Lerderderg State park is partially closed. 
    O'Briens Road and Bluegum Track are now open.  Lerderderg Campground, O'Briens Crossing Picnic Area and Shaws lake Picnic Area are also now open. East Walk Cowan Loop Track, Byers Back Track and Moonlight Gully hiking trails are now open. 
     Closures remain in place for the below sites:
    - Amblers Lane Campground

    Attachments: Lerderderg Partial Closure Map 07_10_2021 (402KB)

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