Last Updated Dec 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter
Creek side camping in open forest and gold mining area.
The vehicle camping area (1 bench 2 BBQs, 1 broken) is on both sides of the road just across the creek (intermittent) from the day area (WC, shelter, tank, 3 benches 2 BBQs (1 broken).
Reasonable shade from white trunked Manna Gums, Peppermints and willows over level gravelly flood banks, surrounded by low rolling stony, forested hills.
Prolific bird life including kookaburras, magpies, rosellas and fantails.
Short term camping only. Prefer you bring firewood and drinking water.
Best in spring. Hot, dry and dusty in summer.
There is also bush camping (no facilities) at Slaty Creek No 2 and No 3
Panning for gold in the creek.
Slaty Creek is a free campground.
This is a free camping area.
First in best dressed.
Longdrop or composting
Pets are allowed with conditions
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
It is not known if fires are allowed in this campground.
Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.
There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.
There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
Access from Ballarat [M8]: North 14k on the Midland Hwy [A300] nearly to Creswick, thence sharp right south-east along the Bungaree (Melbourne) Rd [C291] 1.8k, right south 4k on Slaty Creek Rd (gravel, narrow sections). (Slaty Cr Rd swings left just within view of the Camp Ground)
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