Camping at Mount Samaria State Park

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Mount Samaria State Park

Mount Samaria State Park has plenty of camping facilities, so you can spend a night or two soaking in the park's restorative natural surroundings and enjoying the remote, peaceful atmosphere.

Find camping and picnicking facilities at Spring Creek Sawmill and Samaria Well. There are also walk-in campsites at Wild Dog Falls Creek and Camphora. All sites have toilets and fireplaces, and all are free to use.

Creek water is available at most sites, but supply may be limited during drier periods. Make sure you bring your own drinking water.

Spring Creek Campsite is centrally located at the site of the Old Sawmill, and provides access to the Tramline and Summit Walking Tracks.

Wild Dog Creek Falls Walk-in Campsite is situated beside the Wild Dog Creek. This spot has easy access to the Falls Lookout and the Wileman Track.

Samaria Well Campsite can be found at the northern end of the park, and is situated beside Samaria Creek. This is an ideal camping site for the cooler times of the year, particularly in spring when the wildflowers are out.

Camphora Walk-in Campsite is centrally located along the Wileman Track and provides easy access to longer walks.

Things To Do

 
A wooden path between two large trees in Mount Samaria State Park

Walking

Mount Samaria State Park's semi-remote location makes it a perfect place to get away from it all on a head-clearing bushwalk. Choose from short, easy strolls or longer, more strenuous excursions, and take in a natural beauty that makes this park so special.
Scenic view of blue sky, trees and paddocks from Mount Samaria State Park

Rocky Point Lookout

Take a short 10-minute walk from Mt Samaria Road to see the spectacular views over Mansfield and the High Country.
Close up image of Billy Button wildflowers in Mount Samaria State Park

Kiln Nature Walk

A short easy walk that starts and finishes at the Kilns and takes in the green and sheltered area along Spring Creek under the towering Messmate Eucalypts.
A close up image and yellow and orange wildflowers in Mount Samaria State Park

Wildflowers

In spring and early summer the native wildflowers burst into bloom, including many species of lillies, wattles, orchids, trigger plants, everlasting daisies, native peas, milkmaids.

How to get there

Camping

Mount Samaria State Park is 130km north-east of Melbourne, 28km south of Benalla on the Samaria Road via Swanpool, and 14km north of Mansfield via the Whitfield Road. A gravel road traverses the range from north to south and, although steep and rocky in places, is open all year to most vehicles.

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Camping

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2021

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate 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.

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