Last Updated Jan 2014
This is probably the most popular campground in Mount Disappointment State Forest and can get quite busy on long weekends.
It is a very large, open campground and easily accessed, so is very popular with groups, especially 4WDers and trail bike groups.
It is however a very attractive campground set in native bushland, and out of season is reasonably quiet.
Thanks to Peter for the following updates.
Three semi-dispersed large open areas on a broad plateau surrounded by forest.
Shaded by Messmate and Mountain Ash with wattle understory.
Extending well away from the forestry/tourist road some large cement floor slabs remain from the old sawmill.
Campgrounds in Mount Disappointment State Forest are free, including this one.
This is a free camping area.
No bookings are required, however this campground can get very busy during peak times. It is a large campground, so you should be able to find a spot, although you might be sharing the space with quite a few others.
Longdrop or composting
Pets are allowed with conditions
No water available at this campsite
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
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 are not provided at this camsite
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
Mount Disappointment State Forest is an accessible location near Melbourne with plenty of facilities, camping areas and 4wd trails.
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
The campground is located at the intersection of Murchison Road and Flowerdale Road.
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