Details on 126 campsites within 100km of McClelland,

McClelland Campground

Last Updated Dec 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter

McClelland has water available McClelland has picnic tables You can go fishing at McClelland Pets allowed in McClelland

A basic bush campground on the Big River in Upper Big River State Forest

A well shaded, but basic campground suitable for 2wd vehicles in dry weather. There is access to the Big River in this.

Thanks to Peter for the following updates.

Pleasant dispersed bush camps on forested creek-side flats by the bubbling Big River. Well shaded by Peppermint and Mountain Ash with a dense understory of Tea-tree, wattle, ferns and some grass. Surrounded by steep forested slopes. Rated 4.2/5

Wrens, tree climbers, kookaburras, flies and wallabies are common.

Most sites are separated by bush although access to the most distant is rutted - check if wet. One of 2 BBQs broken.

Facilities and activities at McClelland

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

This is a free campsite.


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings are required for this campsite


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:

No fires are permitted at this camp ground.


No bbqs are provided.


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 McClelland

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

Accessible by 2wd vehicles in good weather, however the track can get a bit chopped up in the wet. The access road is off Big River Road in the Upper Big River State Forest.

View directions to the access track from Maryscille, Victoria 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) 9.6k on the Big River Rd (1.6k past Stockmans Reward), left (north) 0.4k down the McClelland Track (signposted WP5, graded natural gravel) to its end.

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