Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

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Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

Mueller Inlet Camp is a small campground located on the shores of the Mueller river, sheltered by a coastal dune system. Launch a kayak or canoe and take advantage of the great fishing in the estuary or go for a swim. The campground contains 8 unpowered sites, 3 of which are walk in only. There are non-flushing toilets, but no fireplaces due to the high fire risk in this densely vegetated setting. However, camping with fireplaces can be found at Peachtree Creek, Wingan Inlet and Shipwreck Creek Campgrounds. Advanced booking periods apply over the summer period and Easter. For all other times, availability is released in August and December each year.

Visitor Tips
As space is limited in this campsite for turning caravans, they are not recommended for use here. Day Visitors are requested to park at the day carpark provided at Bald Hills and to walk the very scenic 1.2km to the campground. If you have equipment too heavy to carry, please drop off at the river access point and return your car to the day visitor carpark.

Campsites 4 to 8 are subject to regular flooding as the inlet naturally rises and falls, beware that bookings may be cancelled at the last minute due to this occurrence and be extremely careful when paddling as the river is open to the ocean and is often subject to strong rips, currents and tides.

The fires of December 2019 destroyed the bridge to access Thurra Campground and therefore the Thurra Camp is closed to visitors. Point Hicks Lighthouse is also closed to visitors. Works are ongoing to open these sites and more information can be obtained ar www.parks.vic.gov.au by searching for Fire Affected Parks.

Croajingolong National Park is in the East Gippsland fire district. Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. Anyone entering parks and forests during the bushfire season needs to stay aware of forecast weather conditions. Check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at www.emergency.vic.gov.au on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226. No fires may be lit on Total Fire Ban days. On Code Red Fire Danger Rating days this park will be closed for public safety. Do not expect an official warning. For emergency assistance call Triple Zero (000). Note there is no mobile phone reception avaialable a this site. If your network has no signal dial 112 to access any
available network

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Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

Need to know

Mueller Camp (Croajingolong National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Ticks
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Steep track
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care

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.

Thurra Campground

The Thurra campground is currently closed pending replacement of the Thurra River bridge and safety works in the campground.  Reopening is taking longer than expected due to the scale and complexity of works.  Thurra campground may be reopened for summer 2023-2024, however please continue to monitor this site for updates and change of conditions.

Seasonal road closures 2022

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

Areas of Croajingolong National Park closed due to fire damage

The following areas of Croajingolong National Park remain closed:

·       Gravelly Point, including the jetty
·       Kingfish Point, including the jetty
·       Wilderness Coast Walk is closed between Bemm River and Pebbly Beach due to fire and flood damage
·       Thurra River Campground
·       Point Hicks Road is closed south of Fishermans Track
·       Cicada Trail
·       Wingan Inlet Rapids Walk
·       Gale Hill Track
·       Rame Head Track
 
Parks Victoria apologises for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as recovery works progress.

Mueller Inlet Campground - Closed due to flood damage

Following heavy rainfall in East Gippsland in late March/early April 2022, Mueller Inlet Campground will be closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Lakeview, Miners and a section of Betka Tracks closed due to severe storm damage

 Tracks closed due to severe storm damage making conditions Dangerous, impassable and unsafe for vehicle access

Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

Deer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program

Wingan Water Supply Trough

Campers are advised that the water supply trough at Wingan has been impacted by recent flooding.  Campers should be self-sufficient in providing for their water needs for the duration of their visit and not rely on re-supply from the trough.

Flood impacts to tracks and visitor sites

Croajingolong National Park was impacted by flooding in early April and some sites are currently closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures. 


Assessments are ongoing and further areas may be closed at short notice or not accessible on arrival. 

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