Black Range State Park
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Black Range State Park is a relatively quiet and remote place that sits within an ancient, rich and productive cultural landscape. Black Range State Park protects rugged bushland in an area where much of the natural vegetation has been cleared for farming. This park has significant Aboriginal cultural sites including rock shelters, rock art, quarries and scar-trees. Over 100 bird species have been recorded here and red-necked wallabies and kangaroos are often seen here.
This park is located west of the Grampians National Park. It is 340km north-west of Melbourne following the M8 highway towards Horsham. From the M8, main access to the park is from Cavendish on the Henty Highway.
Things to see and do
While visiting Black Range State Park, enjoy an adventurous bushwalk and afterwards relax with a picnic surrounded by tranquil forest. Nearby areas such as Rocklands Reservoir, which joins the south-east of the park, and Grampians State Forest and National Park provide a range of recreational opportunities including four-wheel driving, camping, hiking, fishing and water sports.
Mudadgadjiin Shelter - 400m return
Starting from the Mudadgadjiin picnic area, a short climb takes you through the forest to the base of the art site, which has been significant to local Aboriginal people for thousands of years.
Rock Escarpment Discovery - 5km return
From the Mudadgadjiin picnic area follow the track to the shelter, continue past the shelter and climb steeply to the top of a rocky escarpment and enjoy the excellent views.
Mt Byron - 3km return
From the Rocklands Cherry Pool road, enter the Muirfoot 4WD track and drive for 4.5km. Follow a steep walking track up the range to arrive at the summit of Mt Byron. Please note that seasonal closures apply to Muirfoot track from June to September. During this time start the Mt Byron walk at the seasonal closure gates at either end of Muirfoot track.
There are a number of camping areas near Black Range State Park.
The camping areas are located at Brody’s, Mountain Dam, Glendinning, Fergusons and Brooks Road.
There is no booking or fees required for these sites. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Campsites are suitable for tents that will accommodate up to six people and one vehicle. Please note that all campsites are unpowered.
There are toilet facilities at Mountain Dam, Glendinning and Fergusons. Please note that there are no toilet facilities at Brooks Road and Brody’s.
There is no drinking water available at these sites. Be self-sufficient and carry in your own supply.
At Black Range State Park there are picnic tables at Mudadgadjiin and (Cherrypool) Djarabul. There are five camping facilities in the park, three of which (Mountain Dam, Glendinning and Fergusons) have basic toilet facilities. There are boat ramps at Mountain Dam, Glendinning and Fergusons.
Dogs and other household pets are not permitted in the park.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria