Last Updated Dec 2013 | Originally suggested by Peter
A riverside, level, large, well grassed reserve between the old and new bridge on the southern bank of the Crawford River.
Open and surrounded by flat farmland - little ambiance. One large cypress provides good shade to a couple of sites.
A row of gums on the boundary gives some privacy, otherwise open to bridge traffic. BYO firewood.
Features a swimming jetty to the slow, relatively broad and deep river.
Boggy and long grass if wet (appears not to be maintained or used over winter).
Nearby old Rising Sun pub (closed) is being restored by artist Nick Edge
This is a free camping area.
No bookings required
Longdrop or composting
Pets are allowed with conditions
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground, however it may be permisable to have a camp fire under certain conditions. Please check local fire restrictions and rules before lighting fires.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
This campsite is near a river or creek that has swimming holes.
There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.
There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
Signed as rest area by the Portland/Casterton Rd [C195] at the Crawford River bridge. Approx 25k north of Heywood.
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