Good to know

  • Walk-in only (145 m)
  • No facilities provided
  • Portable toilet required
  • Campfires are not permitted
  • Heavily treed area
  • No dogs allowed
  • Some mobile phone coverage is available


  • Dispersed camping
  • Bird watching
  • Walking

Camping area description

St Arnaud Camping area 1 and 10 provides walk-in camping and fishing on the banks of the Avoca River, 23 km north-east of St Arnaud, with pedestrian access along Crown land adjacent to the Avoca River off Gowar-Logan Road (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 access to Crown water frontages.

The camping area is mostly flat with excellent access to the river. There are many trees in the camping area.

Camping is only permitted in a specifically designated area on the 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.


  • 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.

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.

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 St Arnaud head north-east on the Wimmera Hwy for 3.8 km
  2. Continue straight onto Wedderburn Rd for 12.3 km
  3. Continue onto Old St Arnaud Road for 450 m
  4. Turn right onto Gowar-Logan Rd, continue for 6.6 km
  5. Parking available roadside, adjacent to McNaulty Rd
  6. Please follow the signage and walk 145 m to reach St Arnaud Camping area 1
  7. The designated camping area begins when entering the licence area
  8. St Arnaud Camping area 10 is located 160 m downstream from St Arnaud Camping area 1

Get directions to the camping area access point

Map - camping area

Map - Avoca River - St Arnaud Camping Area 1 and 10 (PDF, 2.3 MB)


Further information

Page last updated: 11/08/22