Riverside Camping Ground

The Riverside camping area provides the opportunity for a bit of good old bush camping but right next to the water in Ocean Grove.

With over 220 sites (all unpowered) located on the Barwon River side of the sand spit between Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, no site is more than a minutes walk to the river beach or a couple of minutes to the ocean beach.

Many of the sites are right on the river’s edge and many are shaded by native vegetation. Spectacular sunsets across the river estuary abound. To preserve the fragile coastal environment the Riverside camping area is only available for the six weeks of peak summer – from late December to the end of January.

Toilets and laundry facilities are provided within the camping area and food vendors operate from mobile and static vans.When you want a change from the beaches there is golf and lawn bowls within minutes of the park with additional golf courses and lawn bowls just a few minutes drive away in Barwon Heads.

An easy stroll along the river takes you to the fabulous timber Barwon Heads  bridge made famous by the ABC TV series, ‘Sea Change’ with cafes galore.

With fishing, surfing, swimming, cycling, all at the caravan parks doorstep, come on in and enjoy.

Please note that there is a minimum of a 7 night booking for most of the 6 week season.

Traditional unpowered camping ground in operation from late December thru January each year. On the banks of the Barwon River and close to the ocean


  • campsites unpowered
  • school/group bookings
  • public transport nearby
  • shower
  • laundry
  • after hours service

For more information and bookings:

Phone: (03) 5256 1600

Riverside Camping Ground
Barwon Heads – Ocean Grove Rd
Ocean Grove
Victoria, 3226


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