Details on 126 campsites within 100km of Frenchmans Creek,

Frenchmans Creek Campground

Last Updated Dec 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

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One of the larger campsites in this state forest, right on the Big River.

Being one of the larger campgrounds, it is popular with group campers and it can be difficult to find a spot in the busy periods.

Thanks to Peter for the following updates.

Pleasant, extended river flats with dispersed groupings of 12+ sites surrounded by forested slopes. Sub-sites are separated from each other by scrub and fenced rejuvenation areas. Most sites are secluded from the nearby Big River Rd by forest. All sites are grassed and well shaded by Mountain Ash and Manna Gum with an understory of wattle and scrub.

Wrens, tree climbers, kookaburras and wallabies are common.

Facilities include 2 BBQs and 1 WC.

Facilities and activities at Frenchmans Creek

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

There is no fee for camping in Big River State Forest


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings can be made for the Frenchmans Creek campsite, it can be quite popular during the holidays so make sure you get here early.


Longdrop or composting


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:

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:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

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Location information for Frenchmans Creek

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

Located off Big River Road in the Upper Big River State Forest about 50km north west of Narbethong Victoria.

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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) 14.1k on the Big River Rd (6.2k past Stockmans Reward), on the left (north) just before Frenchmans Cr bridge.

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