Gunbower Island State Forest Campground

Last Updated Oct 2015 | Originally suggested by Peter

Gunbower Island State Forest has water available Gunbower Island State Forest has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Gunbower Island State Forest Gunbower Island State Forest has picnic tables You can go fishing at Gunbower Island State Forest You are able to canoe in Gunbower Island State Forest Pets allowed in Gunbower Island State Forest

Gunbower Island State Forest

Dispersed bush camping on the high, level banks of the Murray River surrounded by flood plain State Forest - River Red Gum and some Black Box forest, mainly open with grasses, billabongs, creeks and swamps.

Many sites are popular, can be dusty when dry. Few beaches. Prolific bird life. Some cattle grazing.

The Island is 40k long, squeezed between the Murray River and Gunbower Creek. There are 114 river and 25 creek sites (each with at least 1 fire place) and innumerable tracks. Main tracks are formed with some gravel.

NOTE:Part of the Island now a National Park (no dogs)

Facilities and activities at Gunbower Island State Forest

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


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

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

Camp fires:

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.

Picnic Tables:

Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite

Horse Riding:
Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

More Information

Location information for Gunbower Island State Forest

Caution! - The location in the map above is approximate.
Please check the "Getting There" information below.

This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Extends over 40k by the Murray River between Echuca and Koondrook (Barham).

There are 30 access points, principally:

Koondrook Weir and Condidorios Bridge near Koondrook at the north-west end of the Forest

Off Island Road and Five Sleeper Track out of Cohuna [B400] (Gunbower Forest Drive)

Off Gunbower and Brereton Rds out of Gunbower [B400]

Lock Torrumbarry Weir (Lock) Rd off the Murray Valley [B400] (29k from Echuca) at the southern end of the Forest.

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