A very large reserve (28ha) with dispersed sites shaded by a woodland of Yellow Gum (White Ironbark), Brown Stringybark and Long-leaved Box (Bundy) with a thin understory of wattles and some grass over gravel.
There are 4 very dispersed fireplaces and tables, a couple well off the road. Gravel tracks lead even further back into the reserve. The dam is empty except for a couple of tadpole puddles. Rated 4/5 Kangaroos are common and bird life is prolific and varied. Visit Tooan State Park just to the south (no camping) Originally a water catchment reserve the vegetation has been little disturbed. To the north is mallee and wildflower heathland typical of the Little Desert. A walking circuit wanders through that scrub, at its best in spring. At the entrance to the Reserve is a memorial to Jane who kept her two brothers alive for 8 days while lost in the bush in the winter of 1864.
This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.
Situated west of Natimuk and Mt Arapiles, south of the Little Desert National Park. Access from Natimuk: West 21k on the Natimuk-Frances Rd [C213], signposted on the right just past the Arapiles Bushland Reserve.