Good to know

  • Walk in only
  • No facilities available
  • Portable toilet required
  • Campfires not permitted
  • No dogs allowed
  • Sheep and cattle may graze this area


  • Dispersed camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Camping area description

The Murray River - Swan Hill camping area 1, 2 and 3 provides for camping on the banks of the Murray River, approximately 31 km east of Swan Hill. Pedestrian access is off Brookes Lane, (refer to the map below).

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

The camping area is mostly flat. It is important that campers take care to use the map and instructions below to safely access the area and avoid trespassing on private property.

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.


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 Swan Hill, travel east on McCallum St for 1.5 km
  2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Murray Valley Hwy for 2.4 km
  3. Turn left onto Pental Island Rd for 20.6 km
  4. Turn left onto Wearne Rd for 4.9 km
  5. Turn left onto Brooke Ln for 1.1 km
  6. The parking area is at the end of Brooke Lane
  7. Pedestrian access to the camping area 1 immediately to the east adjacent to Brooke Lane
  8. Pedestrian access to the camping area 2 is 900 m west from the parking area
  9. Pedestrian access to the camping area 3 is 2.2 km west from the parking area

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area


Further information

Page last updated: 13/06/23