Last Updated Feb 2014 | Originally suggested by Peter
A very large reserve (28ha) with dispersed sites shaded by a woodland of Yellow Gum (White Ironbark), Brown Stringybark and Long-leaved Box (Bundy) with a thin understory of wattles and some grass over gravel.
There are 4 very dispersed fireplaces and tables, a couple well off the road. Gravel tracks lead even further back into the reserve. The dam is empty except for a couple of tadpole puddles.
Kangaroos are common and bird life is prolific and varied. Visit Tooan State Park just to the south (no camping)
Originally a water catchment reserve the vegetation has been little disturbed. To the north is mallee and wildflower heathland typical of the Little Desert. A walking circuit wanders through that scrub, at its best in spring.
At the entrance to the Reserve is a memorial to Jane who kept her two brothers alive for 8 days while lost in the bush in the winter of 1864.
This is a free camping area.
First in, best dressed.
Longdrop or composting
Pets are allowed with conditions
No water available at this campsite
There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground, however it may be permisable to have a camp fire under certain conditions. Please check local fire restrictions and rules before lighting fires.
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 campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.
Situated west of Natimuk and Mt Arapiles, south of the Little Desert National Park.
Access from Natimuk: West 21k on the Natimuk-Frances Rd [C213], signposted on the right just past the Arapiles Bushland Reserve.
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