Mitchell River National Park is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland. The Joint Management agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. These parks and reserves are cultural landscapes that continue to be part of Gunaikurnai living culture. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.
Billy Goat Bend is a popular camping and picnic spot with basic facilities and panoramic views of the Mitchell River Gorge and rapids. Vehicle access is available and there are toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables.
Angusvale camping area has easy car and river access, with toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables.
Rock Creek and Adam Track camping areas are 4WD access only. There are toilets at Rock Creek and fireplaces at Adam Track.
There is basic camping along the Mitchell River Walking Track at Rock Creek, Mitchell Road, Cobbannah Creek, Billy Goat Bend and Woolshed Creek. Please camp at least 20m away from the water and take all rubbish with you when you leave.
Things To Do
Canoeing and rafting at Mitchell River
How to get there
Heading west out of Bairnsdale on Main Street/Princes Highway/A1, turn right onto Bairnsdale-Dargo Road/C601 and follow for about 42 kilometres. You can turn right at Wallers Road and follow that to the end to reach the Den of Nargun picnic area. Forr access to Billy Goat Bend camping area, either turn left off Wallers Road and head north along Park Road, or turn right off the Bairnsdale-Dargo Road/C601 onto Billy Goat Bend Road, and follow the signs to the camping area.
Angusvale campground is located at the end of Mitchell River Road, further north along the Bairnsdale-Dargo Road/C601. Turn right off the C601 and follow the track for 16 kilometres.
To access the eastern side of the park, turn right off the C601 onto Lindenow-Glenaladale Road. Cross the bridge over the Mitchell River and turn left to stay on Lindenow-Glenaladale Road. Turn right at Weir Road and stay on it until you are continuing along Wattle Creek Road and see entry signs to the park.
To visit the Old Weir day visitor site, turn left off Weir Road onto Milton Park Road. Please be aware that the end of this road down into the day visitor site is rated as a Double-Black Diamond 4WD track, and is suitable for experienced four-wheel-drivers only. Visitors can access the site on foot - park your vehicle at the top of the hill and walk approximately one kilometre to the site. Please take plenty of water.
Need to know
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.
Angusvale camping area (Mitchell and Wonnangatta Rivers Heritage River, Mitchell River National Park)
Angusvale CLOSED for campground infrastructure upgrade (November - December)
- Angusvale Camping Area is being upgraded to improve access and provide a better visitor experience.
- These construction works will see upgrades to the road within the site, which will enable easier access for campers, hikers and paddlers to experience this special place.
- This project is being delivered by GLaWAC with an investment of $612,600 by the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions.
- The construction works will start in October and will be complete by mid-December 2023.
- Angusvale will be closed for general park users for the duration of the construction works. The area of the works will be safely zoned off and signposted.
Mitchell River National Park
Track closures due to severe weather damage.Track closures due to severe weather damage:
- Hortons Track
- Mitchell Views Track
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
CHANGE OF CONDITIONS - 4WD only Billy Goat Bend Road, Mitchell River National ParkBilly Goat Bend Road between Bairnsdale-Dargo road and Bull Creek Divide track in the Mitchell River National Park is currently being advised as 4WD access only. Parts of the road surface are deeply rutted and can become slippery when wet.