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Butchers Camp Site

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Kingower-Arnold Road, Kingower VIC 3517

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Butchers Camp Site is a spacious free campground in the Kingower State Forest near Inglewood, a great area for bushwalking and gold prospecting. A couple of picnic tables and wood fire barbecues are spread across the large clearing, with plenty of space for setting up tents/swags or parking caravans/RVs. 

Free camping at Butchers Camp Site

Camping at Butchers Camp Site is free of charge, no bookings are required. The campground consists of a large gravel clearing surrounded by bushland. Several picnic tables are accompanied by wood fire barbecues. 

The campground has lots of space and is easily accessible, making this a great destination for caravan and RV camping.

Gold prospecting around Butchers Camp Site

The Kingower State Forest is a fascinating area with a rich history - and rich ground! The world famous Hand of Faith gold nugget was unearthed in this forest in 1980, and the area remains popular for gold prospecting to this day. 

The areas around Inglewood and Wedderburn are famous for their history of massive gold discoveries, including the unforgettable Hand of Faith, and the region remains a popular destination for gold prospectors to this day. If you're looking to try your luck gold prospecting around Inglewood and Wedderburn, we've put together this handy guide to get you started!

Things to do near Butchers Camp Site

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Established in 1980, the Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria is a voluntary body created to protect the rights and opportunities of those who wish to prospect, fossick or mine in the State of Victoria, Australia.

You can support the PMAV in their fight to uphold these rights by becoming a member. You'll also gain access to exclusive publications, field days, prospecting tips, discounts and competitions.

Check out the PMAV website for more information.


  • 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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