A pleasant, spacious, grassed, level woodland area near Middle Creek. Reasonable shade from Manna Gums, River Red Gums and wattles.
Backed by forested hills and Mt Cole, facing some farm paddocks. Sites are well spaced with vegetation between. Fires only in fireplaces (11) - sharing necessary at peak periods. Tank water. Shelter. Rated 4.2/5 Kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and magpies are common. A good wet weather camp site on granitic soil, first used by Major Mitchell in 1836.
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
from Ballarat: West 58k on the Western Fwy & Hwy [M8 & A8] (to 12k west of Beaufort), right (north) 7km on the Ferntree Gully Rd (good gravel), about 400m past the Park entrance turn left 500m down the Jimmy Smith Rd (signposted), left 200m on a signposted access road.