Mount Franklin Reserve Campground - Hepburn Region Park

Free Camping - Victoria


Known as Lalgambook by the Djadja Wurrung people, Mt Franklin is a small volcanic crater that offers ideal place for a picnic or basic camping set amongst huge conifers and deciduous trees. Mount Franklin is a fine example of a breached scoria cone. The breach, through which the road now enters the crater, is thought to have been caused by a flow of lava breaking through the crater rim. Lava from Mount Franklin and other volcanoes in the area filled valleys and buried the goldbearing streams that became the renowned ‘deep leads’ of the gold mining era.

You can camp for short stays at Mt Franklin which is also suitable for caravans and motor homes on a first come first served basis. No fees apply. Toilets, fireplaces and washing water are provided.

For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.

Nice stop, with reasonable pit toilets and open grassed area in the centre on which camping is NOT allowed. Camping spots are dusty and would be very muddy after rain. Great walk around the crater rim, as the camp is within the crater of Mt Franklin. Pleasant spot, would visit again as it is close to Daylesford etc.

Lovely campsite in the crater of a volcano. There is not a lot of room and can become crowded. There is a lot of shade and because of its position limited solar charging. It is particularly impressive during autumn and has nice walks but steep around the creator.
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