Good to know
- Walk-in only (550 m)
- Heavily treed area river bank and some open areas
- No facilities available
- Portable toilet required
- Campfires permitted - bring your own firewood
- No dogs allowed
- Sheep and cattle graze this area
- Mobile phone coverage is available
- Dispersed camping
Camping area description
The Bridgwater Camping area 2 provides walk-in camping and fishing on the banks of the Loddon River, approximately 1.3 km north of Bridgewater, with pedestrian access along the unused road extension of Wingfield Land (refer to the map below).
This camping area is 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 provides access to the river. There are many trees in the camping area. Camping is only permitted in a specifically 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.
- 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
- From Bridgewater, head north along the Bridgewater Serpentine Road, to Wingfield Lane
- Travel east along Wingfield lane to the parking area, available near the cemetary south of the land
- Enter the unused road extension of Wingfield lane through the pedestrian gates, and walk 550 metres to the camping area
- The designated camping area begins when entering the licensed Crown land area
Get directions to the camping area access point
Map - Loddon River Bridgewater Camping area 2
Map - Loddon River Bridgewater Camping area 2 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
- Camping on licensed Crown river frontage (PDF, 174.0 KB)
- Guide to site assessments - Camping on licensed Crown river frontage (PDF, 155.4 KB)
- Crown water frontage: A guide to public access and recreational use (PDF, 200.0 KB)
- Land (Regulated Watercourse Land) Regulations 2021
- Water frontage licensing
- Summer safety information
- MapshareVic - licensed and unlicensed Crown water frontages and access points can be explored here using the 'Public Land' theme
Page last updated: 28/02/23