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This is one of many camp sites located within the Upper Goulburn Valley Historical Area along the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers. The sites are all popular locations for camping, trout fishing, canoeing and gold fossicking and beautiful scenic vistas. They are scattered through the surrounding State Forests and within reach to many historical towns including, Jamieson, Matlock, Wood’s Point, Gaffney’s Creek, Lauraville , Knockwood and Ten Mile.
The sites are accessible via the township of Jamieson which is located approximately 36km South of Mansfield.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Scott’s Reserve at Woods Point is managed by a local Committee of Management and camping fees are payable. For the remaining sites, fees are not charged and booking is not necessary, camping is on a first-come first-served basis and no bookings are required, but early arrival may be advisable during peak periods.
There sites are basic bushcamp, and most have toilet facilities. Where there is a creek nearby, Fresh water can be obtained from the creek however we suggest you boil any water for drinking.
If there are no facilities for rubbish collection please take rubbish with you when you leave and ensure the area is clean for future campers.
THINGS TO DO
The landscape of the Upper Goulburn River, with its ranges, deep gullies and thick forest would have been difficult to traverse. However, when gold was discovered at Gaffney’s Creek in 1859 the adventurous overcame the challenges and began to open up the Upper Goulburn valley through the persistent search for gold. Their legacy is still evident today in the surrounding townships of Jamieson, Matlock, Wood’s Point, Gaffney’s Creek, Lauraville , Knockwood and Ten Mile. There is also the site of the A1 Mining Settlement to explore.
Only camp in an existing campsite rather than create a new one and camp at least 20 meters from any stream, lake or reservoir.
Do not dig trenches around tents.
Take your rubbish home. Do not bury or dump litter in the forest.
Where drop toilets are provided, please use them for their intended purposes. Do NOT use these toilets to empty chemical waste from cassette toilets or for the disposal of general waste.
Campfires are permitted, provided the following guidelines are observed:
The fire is in a fireplace or trench 30 cm deep. Please use existing fireplaces rather than create your own.
The fire is not more than 1 square metre and 3 metres around the fire is cleared.
The fire is not left unattended and is put out before you leave.
Collect only fallen wood for fires _ Cutting down trees or damaging standing vegetation is not permitted.
Fires of all types, including portable gas and liquid fuel stoves, are prohibited on days of TOTAL FIRE BAN
It is your responsibility to know if a TOTAL FIRE BAN is declared.
For up to date information about Fire Bans refer to www.emergency.vic.gov.au
Be aware of your and your vehicle’s limitations. Most of our forest roads are dirt roads, many are four-wheel drive only (particularly after rain!) and are typically narrower than urban roads so always keep to the left.
With the exception of Murrindindi Scenic Reserve (east of Buxton) and Steavenson Falls Reserve (near Marysville), you may bring your dog into Victorian state forests, provided they are under your control at all times.
For more detailed information please visit the DELWP website via the link below.
FRC are still in the process of obtaining more information about this site and it will be updated as it comes to hand.
Data courtesy of: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Warburton-Woods Point Road
127 km North of Traralgon, VIC