River Murray Reserve
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- A blue-green algae bloom is currently affecting some inland waters including Cowanna Billabong. Visitors should observe and follow directions on signage and are warned not to swim in or have any direct contact with the water, and to prevent their pets from drinking or having any contact with the water. We will continue monitoring water quality. More information about blue-green algae is available from Department of Health and Human Services at River Murray Reserve, Friday 18 January, 2019
- A blue-green algae bloom is currently affecting sections of the Murray River from Red Cliffs (Mildura Weirpool) through to Cullulleraine (Lock 9 Weirpool). Visitors should observe and follow directions on signage and are warned not to swim in or have any direct contact with the water, and to prevent their pets from drinking or having any contact with the water. We will continue monitoring water quality. More information about health impacts can be found here. at River Murray Reserve, Tuesday 15 January, 2019
- Wharparilla Drive/Campaspe Esplanade (Hairpin Bend) is a temporarily closed until further notice. at River Murray Reserve, Wednesday 7 February, 2018
- 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
- 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
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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