Last Updated Nov 2014
Dispersed bush camping alongside a creek, with free gold.
Ophir was a Gold Rush settlement, and a pan can bring back a bit of colour from the Lewis Ponds and Summer Creek. Great fun for the kids.
There are quite a few spots to camp, some only accessable by 4wd. There are many little tracks around the area worth exploring if you want to stay away from other campers.
There are historical remanants of the gold mining days around the area and sours are available through a working mine (Gunnadoo).
Toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces are available. Water from the creek should be treated before use.
$5 per night, permits available from the Orange Visitor information Centre
Visitor information centre.
No pre bookings need to be made, however a permit is required to camp here (available from the Visitor Centre in Orange)
Longdrop or composting
It is not known if pets are allowed at this campsite
Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.
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.
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.
The campground is accessable by 2wd vehicles, however if you have a high clearance 4WD you may be able to access some of the tracks that lead to more secluded sites.
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