Details on 125 campsites within 100km of Reids,

Reids Campground

Last Updated Dec 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

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

A basic but well grassed and shaded campsite in Upper Big River State Forest in Victoria

Right on the Arnold Creek, this site is usually not too crowded. There are open grassed areas well suited for tent camping and enough space for camper trailers.

Thanks to Peter for the following updates.

An attractive bush camp - the most pleasant in the Upper Big River area.

Rated 4.5/5

A gently sloping, grassed and shaded clearing near the bubbling Arnold Creek. Being an old house site there are a number of exotic plants including pines, oaks and plums as well as Blackwood, wattles and Mountain Ash. Some sites are separated by shrubs.

Wrens, tree climbers and kookaburras are common.

Reids does not appear to attract trail-bike or 4-wheel enthusiasts.

The old Reid Quarry and a small grassed clearing is across the creek (bridge demolished).

Facilities and activities at Reids

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

There is no fee for camping in Big River State Forest


We have no information available on how to book this site.

How to book:

No bookings can be made for Reids Campground, however you can usually get a spot even in the busy times.


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:

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 Reids

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 campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

The track leading into this campsite can get washed out at times but is usually OK for 2wd vehicles. 4wd is fine.

It is about 27km from Marysville , Victoria on Big River Road in Upper Big River State Forest.

The campsite is accessed off the Big River Road via Reids Road just east of the Big River campground.

View directions from Marysville to the start of the access road 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) 1.2k on the Big River Rd, left (north) 800m down the Reids Quarry Rd to its end (graveled, a couple of wash-outs, signposted Reeds Rd).

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