Police Paddocks - Gooramadda State Forest

Free Camping - Victoria

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The Police Paddocks is actually a naturally formed island that was used to spell police horses in the late 1800's. The island was accessed via a private bridge, the remnants of which can still be viewed. A large camp site, easily accessed year round by two and four wheel drive vehicles. 


The Police Paddocks Camping Reserve is at the river end of Police Paddocks Road. Travelling from Rutherglen past All Saints and St Leonards Wineries along the Up River Road, drive for approximately 7Km. Turn left into Police Paddocks Road, and head towards the river. The road ends in a farm property, but at the farm "gate" there is a notice No River Access, Private Property. Here you will need to turn left into a small road that goes into the reserve. This reserve is about 1 Km long. 


There are no facilities here, however, it is a beautiful place to camp for a while. There is plenty of grassy areas and there is plenty of shade on offer. Have a swim or do a spot of fishing while you are here. 


Please note: there is a narrow cattle grid you have to cross, so wide vehicles will need to check your clearance as you go. Also, during wet weather the road can become boggy and slippery.
CMCA User
 18/03/2016
Great spot, due to blue/green algae however no swimming , fishing or any other types of water based activities. It has plenty of room an easily assessable by Motorhome .

CMCA User
 18/03/2016
Several spots along the river to choose from, most are under gum trees, turning circle at end of track, several spots suitable for groups, the the best located at the end of the track, as its is a large grassy area.
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    Police Paddocks Road
    Carlyle, Victoria, 3685
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