A number of camping and day visitor areas are located throughout Tallarook State Forest. Freemans Camp & Picnic Area is the only site with toilet facilities, picnic tables and barbeques. Other campgrounds without facilities can be found at Flat Rock, Trawool Reservoir Camp and Tassie Camp.
Situated about an hour and 15 minutes drive north of Melbourne, Tallarook State forest comprises 5,100 ha of mixed species Eucalypt forest.
The forest is located north of Melbourne between the township of Broadford and Seymour. Access is via Ennis Road off the Hume Freeway.
Only the main camp site at Feemans Camp has toilet facilities, picnic tables and barbeques. The remaining campgrounds are without facilities.
There are no facilities for rubbish collection so you must take rubbish with you when you leave and ensure the area is clean for future campers. Do not bury or dump litter in the forest.
THINGS TO DO
Tallarook State forest provides excellent opportunities for recreational four-wheel-driving, camping, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, horse riding and trail bike riding. Other things in the areas include Trawool Reservoir and Mount Hickey
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