Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

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Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

Enjoy swimming or fishing in the Murray River or relax among the River Red Gums at Baggot Creek Camping Area. Bring a picnic or barbecue, or spend the night immersed in nature. No fees or bookings apply. This is a dispersed bush camping area with no facilities. Campers must be self-sufficient. Access is via unsealed roads suitable for 2WD vehicles in dry weather only. A 4WD vehicle is recommended. This dispersed camping area can accommodate tents, caravans and motor homes.

Visitor Tips: Do not park, camp or rest under or near large trees, like River Red Gums. Whole trees and branches may fall at any time without warning and swing away from the tree.

Rivers may have fast currents, low visibility, underwater objects, shallow areas, unstable banks, drop offs and deep holes. Do not dive or jump in. Always actively supervise children in or near water.

Fishing and boating in the Murray River must comply with NSW regulations. Victorian regulations apply to all other waterways in the reserve.

Please practice minimal impact camping and take all camping gear and rubbish away when you leave. Campsites must be at least 20m from the riverbank. Digging steps into riverbanks is illegal and can cause erosion and landslides.

River water is not suitable for consumption.

Campfires are permitted if it is not a Total Fire Ban day, and: a 3 metre area around the fire is cleared of anything flammable; at least 10 litres of water is available for immediate use; and an adult is in attendance at all times. Fires must be no larger than 1m across and contained in a pit at least 30cm deep. Always extinguish fires with water not soil. A fire is safe to leave when it is cool to touch.

Firewood collection is permitted for on-site use only and must not be removed from the park. Collect only dead wood from the ground. Firewood must be cut on site and not dragged.

No bins are provided. Please take your rubbish away. Report illegal dumping to 13 1963.

Baggot Creek Camping Area is in the Northern Country fire district. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. For up to date information on bushfires in Victoria call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226, download the VicEmergency app, visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au or tune into a local radio station. Check the forecast fire danger before leaving home. Consider not visiting forest or bushland on stormy days or days of high bushfire risk.

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Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

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Baggot Creek camping area (River Murray Reserve)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash

Restrictions

  • None applicable

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles

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.

Flood affected areas within Gunbower National Park

High river levels and environmental watering within Gunbower Island are inundating camping areas and affecting access via River Track. River track is impacted between Stanton Break and Milverton Bend, resulting in access to the following bends being closed:
Broken River Bend
Sandbar Bend
Gravel Bend
82 Bend
84 Bend
86 Bend
Social Bend
Nursery Bend 1
Nursery Bend 2
Nursery Bend 3
Cemetery Bend
McClure Bend
Barham Mill Bend
Nugent Bend
Morton Bend
Milverton Bend
Do not drive through flood waters or past road closures.

Flood affected areas within Gunbower National Park

High river levels and environmental watering within Gunbower Island are inundating camping areas and affecting access via River Track. River track is impacted between Stanton Break and Milverton Bend, resulting in access to the following bends being closed:
Broken River Bend
Sandbar Bend
Gravel Bend
82 Bend
84 Bend
86 Bend
Social Bend
Nursery Bend 1
Nursery Bend 2
Nursery Bend 3
Cemetery Bend
McClure Bend
Barham Mill Bend
Nugent Bend
Morton Bend
Milverton Bend
Do not drive through flood waters or past road closures.

River Murray Reserve upstream of Lake Hume - Closures due to Flooding

The following visitor sites upstream of Lake Hume are currently closed due to flooding:
- Neils Bend
- Lighthouse Crossing
as well as Clarke Lagoon Wildlife Reserve.

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

The following visitor sites remain open at this stage:
- Burrowye Bend
- Bullock Flat
- The Pumphouse
- Gadds Bend
- Pebble Beach
- Indi Bridge

River Murray Reserve upstream of Lake Hume - Closures due to Flooding

The following visitor sites upstream of Lake Hume are currently closed due to flooding:
- Neils Bend
- Lighthouse Crossing
as well as Clarke Lagoon Wildlife Reserve.

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

The following visitor sites remain open at this stage:
- Burrowye Bend
- Bullock Flat
- The Pumphouse
- Gadds Bend
- Pebble Beach
- Indi Bridge

Echuca Regional Park Track Closure

The recent flooding in the Echuca East region has affected Echuca Regional Park and the Murray River Reserve and limited access to various camping areas. This includes Christies Beach, Betts Beach, Boileau Beach and areas off Looker Track and Mcdonald Bend. 
The tracks that are inaccessible due to flooding include Simmie Road, Looker Track, Mcdonald Track, Boileau Track, Christies Track and Betts Track. 
The waters are rising and these tracks may be inaccessible from the 20th of September until the 20th of October and beyond (depending on water levels). 

Do not drive into flooded tracks and areas within the park including off road driving. 

Echuca Village Reserve Day Visitor Area Track Closure

Echuca Village Reserve Day Visitor Area (located between River Avenue and Lady Augusta Road) is closed to vehicles due to the recent flooding. 
The river track is flooded in several areas and the track will be closed from the 20th of September to the 20th of October or until the water subsides. 

Do not drive into flooded tracks and park areas and do not drive off road. 

Flood Affected areas within Murray River Reserve

High river levels are inundating camping areas and affecting access via main access roads.
The access to Pental Island Floodway and Brookes Lane is impacted resulting in closure.

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. 

Murray River Adventure Trail

Stage One of the long-distance nature-based Murray River Adventure Trail will encompass a series of new and upgraded trails and other facilities from Barmah National Park (near Picnic Point) to Koondrook. The trail will pass through Lower Goulburn National Park, Gunbower National Park, Murray River Reserve and Echuca. Find out more about the project.

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

Wills Bend Boat Ramp Flood Affected

The boat ramp at Wills Bend located off O'Dwyer Road Wharparilla, is flood affected. 
The rising levels of the Murray River have inundated the boat ramp and the car park area. 

The boat ramp may be unusable for powered boats and may not affect the laughing of kayaks or canoes. 

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