Access 11 Sandbar & Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

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Access 11 Sandbar & Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Pitch a tent in the rugged and secluded Access 11 Sandbar & Camping Area. Located on the banks of the Murray River, relax at camp, go for a swim or gentle canoe journey on the river. Access is by 4WD in dry weather only. No fees or bookings are required.

Visitor Tips: This is a remote area with no mobile reception. Campers must be self-sufficient and carry all the water and provisions they need. Please practise minimal impact camping and observe relevant fire regulations. Fires are permitted only where fireplaces are provided and must be extinguished with water before leaving. Please bring your own firewood or a gas or electric stove or barbecue.

Campsites should be at least 20m from the river. Avoid camping under or close to large trees like River Red Gums, as branches may fall at any time and swing away from the tree. Chemical toilets are preferred. Pit toilets must be at least 100m from the water’s edge. Bury toilet paper and waste appropriately. No bins are provided – please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. Download the Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands Visitor Guide for more information.

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Access 11 Sandbar & Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

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Access 11 Sandbar & Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Beware feral bees
    • 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.

Limited River access due to flooding - MSNP, Lock - 9 through to SA border

High Murray River levels are continuing to inundate large areas of river frontage within the Murray-Sunset National Park between Lock 9 - South Australian border.  Multiple road closures remains in place, caution is strongly advised for any flooded crossings and areas of inundation.
 
Tree risk within these areas has also increased due to the wet and unstable soil, including slumping banks. Caution advised in the following areas. Lock - 9 downstream, through to Mulcra Island, Lindsay Island, Higgins Cutting. Areas within Neds Corner are also being inundated.

Lindsay Island (Murray-Sunset National Park) Closure

Due to rising river levels within the Murray River and Lindsay River system, Lindsay Island has been closed to the public until further notice.
This closure will continue to be monitored with projected river levels expected to remain high over the coming months.

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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