Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)


Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

A shady campground by the river, Cooks Mill Camping Area sits on the site of an old sawmill that operated in the 1940s to 1950s. Explore the nearby Heritage Site or meander through Manna Gum forest along The Friends Nature Trail or Little River Walk where you might spot a koala snoozing above.

Fit hikers can try one of the harder walks to the peaks of the North or South Jawbone for unforgettable views over the Cathedral Range. There is also great rock climbing at nearby North Jawbone, South Jawbone and Sugarloaf Peak.

Cooks Mill has sites suitable for tents, campervans and a small number of caravans. Pit toilets, fireplaces, picnic tables and shelters are available. Firewood collection is prohibited and no drinking water is available, so please bring your own. No bins are provided. Please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. Camping fees apply and prebooking is required.

Visitor Tips Do not camp under or near large trees. Branches may fall and swing away from the tree at any time.

How to get there

Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)



Need to know

Cooks Mill Camping Area (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No generators
  • No horses
  • Fees apply
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Snakes
    • Snakes
    • 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.

Cooks Mill, Little River Road, Cathedral Range SP bridge replacement

The road bridge at Cooks Mill Camping Area is being replaced, with work anticipated to take place from 05  October to 12 November. Camping will continue to be available at Cooks Mill during this time, however vehicle access to the camping area will be from the southern end of the park (via Mount Margaret). There may also be some noise in the vicinity of the camping area.

Tweed Spur Road - Seasonal Closure

Tweed Spur Road in Cathedral Range State Park is subject to a seasonal closure. The closure will remain in place until the end of October but may be extended due to seasonal conditions.

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