There are a three options for those interested
in coming to camp at Mt Buffalo over winter. Camping is only permitted in three
designated sites: Rocky Creek, Mt McLeod and Lake Catani. Rocky Creek and Mt
McLeod require a booking and fee.
Mt McLeod and Rocky Creek campsites are open during winter however the
walk into those campsites is made longer because the Reservoir Road closes.
Therefore anyone intending to camp out there needs to be well prepared for
camping in Alpine areas and a long walk/ski. A fee for use is required, book
on-line at www.parkstay.vic.gov.au/book-your-stay
- Free camping is available
only during the declared snow season,
beginning the Friday of Queens Birthday weekend until the end of August. Access
is via a 1km walk/ski off the main road along the Lake Catani Rd or a 2km
walk/ski from the Gorge Visitor Area along the Gorge/Lake Catani track. No
vehicle access is available. Camping is permitted on sites within the
campground when there is no snow, otherwise on snow cover around the stone hut.
Fires may be lit only in the fireplaces provided and fuel stoves are
recommended. Fire wood cannot be collected but is for sale in the wood shed
near the stone hut. Campground showers and flushing toilets are closed during
winter, but the pit toilet located behind the stone hut is open. Water is
available from Lake Catani but is not potable – boil or treat to drink. No camping
fees or bookings apply.