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River Murray Reserve

Granthams bend Sept 2016
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By not extinguishing with water your putting
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Dead River Beach Cobram
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Please keep your dogs on leads
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You never know what you will see
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Please ensure you extinguish your fire
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Weiss Beach Koonoomoo
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Why not hire a portable toilet?
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Bouchiers Beach Koonoomoo
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Shaws Flat
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Shaws Flat Rutherglen
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Grantham Bend
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Grantham Bend
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Grantham Bend Wahgunyah
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Grantham Bend Wahgunyah
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Don't camp under trees
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The perfect campfire
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Richardson Bend Barnawartha
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Murray River - Mildura

Change of conditions

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  • Wharparilla Drive/Campaspe Esplanade (Hairpin Bend) is a temporarily closed until further notice. at River Murray Reserve, Wednesday 7 February, 2018
  • Corrys Track and Barmah Creek Road on Barmah Island (recommended as 4WD accessible) are closed until further notice due to recent heavy rain and flooding. at River Murray Reserve, Wednesday 31 January, 2018
  • Campers should use caution when driving and camping within the River Murray Reserve due to recent low level flooding and storms. Some tracks will still be wet and impassable or blocked by fallen limbs and trees. Staff are currently working to clear tracks. at River Murray Reserve, Friday 22 December, 2017
  • Access to Hairpin Bend, Echuca has recently been affected by storm and flood damage. Track condition is considered poor and recommend for 4wd vehicle access only. at River Murray Reserve, Friday 22 December, 2017
  • Access to river frontage along River Road North of Swan Hill has been closed due to severe storm damage at River Murray Reserve, Friday 22 December, 2017
  • Access to Braund Bend from Braund Rd, Echuca has been affected by recent flood and storm damage. Track condition is poor and is recommend for 4wd access only. at River Murray Reserve, Friday 22 December, 2017
  • A section of camping area within Wills Bend 1 Campground is closed while risk tree assessments and works can be completed. The area is fenced off for your safety, please stay clear. at River Murray Reserve, Friday 22 December, 2017
  • Access to Cobrawonga Island is unavailable due to the closure of the Cobrawonga Track Bridge. Independent engineers have assessed the bridge as unsafe and it has been closed for public safety. The bridge will remain closed until repair work is carried out or it can be replaced. at Cobrawonga Island, Monday 9 October, 2017
  • The main Karadoc Sandbar entrance has been destroyed by flood water. Karadoc Sandbar, near Mildura, is accessible only via the upstream entrance off Johns Rd. at River Murray Reserve, Friday 15 September, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:September 1986
  • Area:19015.8ha
Bird watching
Camp fires
Scenic drive

The headwaters of the Murray River flow from the river's source in the Australian Alps to Corowa for around 450 river kilometres and feature varied terrain, which extends from the gently undulating farming land of the Albury District, through rugged, timbered, hill and mountain country to the alpine grasslands of the Snowy Mountains.

The Murray River then meanders in a shallow channel across the Riverine Plains through gently undulating country, becoming flatter to the west. The Golden Rivers Region stretches northward, with the river running through long stretches of natural bushland, encircling the country's largest inland island, Gunbower and spilling into countless lakes and waterways. Fishing and birdwatching are very rewarding pursuits around this area.

The reserve continues, at intervals, all the way to the Malllee.The River Murray Reserve protects natural and cultural attractions of the area along the river. Linked by the majestic beauty of the Murray River, the reserve features towering River Red Gums, tranquil riverside settings with sandy beaches, wide expanses of water and colourful red cliffs. 

There are many excellent camping and picnic sites along the Murray and its sandy beaches are very popular over the summer and Easter holidays. No facilities other than occasional picnic tables and fireplaces are provided.

Avoid resting, picnics or camping under or close to trees. They may drop heavy branches at any time without warning. Find out more about how to avoid tree risks here.


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

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Popular things to do

  • Cobrawonga Island This campsite offers truly picturesque bush camping by the Murray River surrounded by River Red Gums, billabongs and swamps.

  • Doolans Bend Visitors to this popular camping area can enjoy fishing, canoeing and swimming.

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