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Slaty Creek Campground Number 3

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Corner of Wrights Gully Road and Slaty Creek Link Track, Cabbage Tree VIC 3889

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Slaty Creek Campground Number 3 is the third of three campsites along Slaty Creek within the Creswick Regional Park. 

This campsite is a large clear area alongside the creek and features a fire pit with barbecue plate. 

Slaty Creek is a great area for bushwalking, birdwatching and gold prospecting.

Free camping at Slaty Creek Campground no 3

Camping at Slaty Creek Campground No 3 is free of charge, no booking is required. 

Campsites are informal, spread throughout a clearing situated beside the seasonal creek. 

There are only basic fire pit/barbecue facilities here, campers must be fairly self sufficient. 

Picnic facilities and toilets are located close by at Slaty Creek Campground Number 1, about five minutes drive from here.


Slaty Creek in Creswick is a popular destination for gold prospectors due to the three free campgrounds along the creek and the extensive surrounding forest for gold detecting. 

Visitors please note that Slaty Creek is a shallow, seasonal creek which will dry up during summer (but retains puddles here and there after summer rains). 

Slaty Creek is a great place to bring the family on a casual trip for easy access to a gold panning creek from the campsite. 

Prospectors may prefer to find a spot on the creek further from the campground, as the area around camp is very regularly worked for gold. 

For more information on gold prospecting in the area, see our handy prospecting guide for Ballarat.

More resources for gold prospecting

While you're camping here be sure to check out Blue Waters, located less than 15 minutes drive away through the Creswick Regional Park. Once an open cut mine, Blue Waters is now a gorgeous scenic area fantastic for swimming, bushwalking and photography. Surrounded by striking red cliffs, the water is incredibly clear and shines an iridescent blue when the sun hits it.

Blue Waters, Creswick Regional Park. Less than 15 minutes from Slaty Creek Campground Number 3.


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fascinating things to discover. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!


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can you take puppy dogs with you camping at Slaty creek campground number 1
Goldfields Guide
Hi Julie, yes dogs are permitted within the Creswick Regional Park but must be on a lead.
Leonie Travers
Can we free camp with our caravanat slaty creek cramp ground...
Goldfields Guide
Yes, free camping is permitted at Slaty Creek, no bookings required. Caravans will make it in to Slaty Creek no 1 campground in good weather conditions.