Guttrum & Benwell State Forest Campground

Last Updated Jan 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

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

Dispersed bush camping on the high banks of the Murray River between Koondrook [C264] and Murrabit [C263], 30k north-east of Kerang [B400].

Surrounded by flood plain State Forest - River Red Gum and some Black Box forest, mainly open with grasses, and swamps.

27 sites with fireplaces dispersed along the river, all level, some open, some secluded by wattle scrub, no beaches, facing forest across the river. Prolific bird life.

Rated 4.1/5

Not the most attractive Murray River camp but popular.

Facilities and activities at Guttrum & Benwell 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

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Location information for Guttrum & Benwell 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

From Koondrook: nor-east 1.2k on Murray Parade, right (nor-east) 1k on Cassidy Lane (0.5 gravel), right (nor-east) 200m on River Tk, cross grid into Guttrum Forest, can follow river downstream for about 5k (formed, rutted track); select a site on the right

Access to Benwell SF is limited to a short riverside track at the end of Hall Lane (1k gravel 1k formed), 2k off the Koondrook-Murrabit Rd about 1k east of Myall.

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