Last Updated Oct 2015 | Originally suggested by Peter
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)
This is a free camping area.
First in, best dressed.
No toilets available at this campsite
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.
Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite
There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
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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