Rush Dam Campground

Last Updated Dec 2013 | Originally suggested by Peter

Rush Dam has water available There are bbqs available at Rush Dam There are picnic tables available at Rush Dam

Dispersed bush camping by a large dam wall (with little water).

A quiet camp surrounded by box-iron bark forest and wattle by a very low use track.

Open shade to most sites provided by Grey Box and Yellow Gum (White Ironbark) with some heath understory and minimal grass cover to the gravelly soil.

Rated 3.9/5

The area shows signs of early settlement - eucalyptus oil tanks, clearings and a grassed house site with two peppercorn trees overlooking a paddock of Whirrakee wattle. Spectacular wildflowers in spring.

The area is claimed to have the highest concentration of songbirds in Australia. Being on the north/south divide between habitats species common to both wetter and dryer areas are present.

Facilities and activities at Rush Dam

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Free Camping


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

First in, best dressed.


No toilets available at this campsite


Not allowed

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

No fires are permitted at this camp ground.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.


There is no fishing at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

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Location information for Rush Dam

This campsite is in Greater Bendigo National Park

Predominately made up of grassy woodlands of box and ironbark, this is a great park for exploring and camping.

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This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Situated near the north-western edge of the Park, north of Bendigo, west of Elmore.

From Bendigo [A79]: North east 13k on the Midland Hwy [A300] to Huntly, left (north) 18.5k on Burgoyne St which becomes the Neilborouh (Millwood) Rd (sealed 5k) and then Kamarooka West Rd, left (west) 0.8k on Camp Rd (narrow, some gravel).

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