Good to know

  • Walk-in only
  • No facilities available
  • Portable toilet required
  • Campfires are not permitted
  • No dogs allowed
  • Cattle graze this area
  • Mobile phone coverage is available


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

Camping is only permitted in the designated area on this frontage (see map below). Visitors may use other areas of Crown water frontage for recreational activities other than camping such as fishing, walking, and picnicking.

This camping area is on a licensed Crown water frontage that has been designated for camping.  Before visiting this site, find out about access to Crown water frontages.

The camping areas are mostly flat with good access to the creek. There are many trees in the camping area.

Camping is only permitted in a specifically designated area on this frontage (see map below). Other areas of Crown water frontage can be accessed for recreational activities other than camping, such as fishing, walking, and picnicking.


Crown water frontages are rough and rugged bush camp areas. Before you go, it is important to consider all potential risks and hazards when accessing and camping at this location. Campers are responsible for their own safety and the safety of those in their care.

Tree hazard

  • Trees and limbs may fall unexpectedly. Avoid camping under trees.
  • Stormy and windy weather increases the risk that trees and limbs may fall.


  • This site may be part of a working farm
  • Cattle may be present on this water frontage and access the river.
  • If cattle approach you, avoid sudden movements and loud noises.
  • Farm animals are not pets. They can be large and unpredictable and should not be approached.
  • Store your food in a secure container to avoid attracting livestock and other animals.
  • Leave all gates as you find them.

Water and flood safety

  • Play it safe by the water.
  • Hidden dangers may include submerged objects and debris and strong currents. A storm well upstream from you could cause flash flooding.
  • Check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecasts and flood warnings, or visit Play it Safe by the Water for more information.


  • Be aware of dangerous weather and bushfire conditions.
  • Check VicEmergency for information about current fires, Fire Danger Ratings and Total Fire Bans.

Other risks that may be present include dangerous terrain, animals and adjoining farming operations.

How to get there

  1. From Bridgewater on Loddon town centre, head north west for approximately 300 m, over the bridge on the Inglewood Rd
  2. Turn right onto Serpentine Rd
  3. Follow the Bridgewater-Serpentine Rd for approximately 3.2 km
  4. Parking available before the bridge on the left hand side of Bridgewater-Serpentine Rd
  5. Roadside embankment is steep before the bridge
  6. Enter Crown land on the banks of the Bullabul Creek
  7. Bridgewater on Loddon Camping area 1 begins when entering the licence area, over the roadside fence
  8. Bridgewater on Loddon Camping area 2 is a further 200m walk west, along the creek line

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area


Further information

Page last updated: 30/09/22