Details on 126 campsites within 100km of Stockmans Reward,

Stockmans Reward Campground

Last Updated Dec 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

Stockmans Reward has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Stockmans Reward Stockmans Reward has picnic tables You can go fishing at Stockmans Reward Pets allowed in Stockmans Reward

This is one of the larger campgrounds in the Upper Big River State Forest, suitable for group camping and small caravans.

This campground is one of the main (read popular) campgrounds in this area and can get quite busy during holidays. The site is suitable for group camping (and is quite often used for that).

There are plenty of well shaded, flat campsites with sites marked out with their own fireplaces.

There is access to the River and being near where the Arnold creek enters the Big River, this spot looks promising for fishing.

Thanks to Peter for the following updates.

The most formal, developed of the Upper Big River sites. A reasonably sized flat at the junction of the Arnold Creek and Big River.

Dispersed, designated, fenced parking sites each with a BBQ and tent space. All sites are level and most are separated by bush and fenced rejuvenation areas. All are well shaded by Mountain Ash and Blackwood, backed by steep forested slopes. Most sites can be glimpsed from the low use forestry road. Rated 4.2/5

Wrens, tree climbers, kookaburras and wallabies are common.

The Yarra Track, the original access route to the Woods Point goldfields, crossed the Big River at Stockmans Crossing (later renamed Stockmans Reward after gold was found). Alluvial gold mining attracted many prospectors after the 1850s. Deep lead mining was carried out nearby. A large dredge operated here in the 1920s.

Popular at peak periods.

Facilities and activities at Stockmans Reward

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

This is a free campground (like all of the sites in Upper Big River State Forest).


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings can be made for this site. During busy times it can be hard to find a spot, so make sure you get here early.


No toilets available at this campsite


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

No water available at this campsite

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


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 is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

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Location information for Stockmans Reward

This campsite is in Big River State Forest (Upper)

The gem in this state forest is the heritage classified Big River, however with many kilometers of forest roads, it is a great spot for car/4wd based exploring.

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This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

This campsite is approximately 34km from Marysville, Victoria and about 8km past Big River Camp area on Big River Road. There are dirt sections to get to this campsite but it s good quality and fine as long as the weather is not atrocious.

View directions from Marysville in google maps

Thanks to Peter for the following updates.

From Mere Junction: North down the Eildon-Warburton Rd (gravel) 5.9k to a Y road junction. Right (east) 7.9k on the Big River Rd, on the left (north), just before the Big River bridge.

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