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December 31, 2016

Camping areas on the Murray have been closed do to high water levels.

Parks Victoria welcomes visitors to the Murray River region over the summer holiday break, but advises that many locations along the river still remain closed because of spring flooding.

Visitors to the region may need to find alternate places to camp and visit, and should be prepared for some tracks to be 4WD-only given the wet conditions.

‘‘Some campgrounds, tracks and boat ramps in Murray River parks are temporarily closed due to flooding or waterlogged ground caused by recent wet conditions,’’ Parks Victoria acting director northern region Daniel Mclaughlin said.

‘‘These sites need to dry out and be assessed before they can be used by the public.

‘‘We are regularly updating the Parks Victoria website with the most current information, visit: www.parks.vic.gov.au/murrayaccess for more details.

‘‘Some popular locations are already open or are expected to open soon.”

Visitors can also search for changes to conditions under each individual park name or click on the parks affected by floods link from the home page.

‘‘It is also important to pay attention to signage and park closure information,’’ Mr Mclaughlin said.

‘‘The ground could look dry, but only have a thin layer of crust that is easily broken, and could result in your vehicle getting bogged.

‘‘However, this is also a great time to see the River Red Gum environment thriving with the extra water.

‘‘Birds are breeding and the River Red Gums are benefiting from a long drink.

‘‘There are many camping and accommodation options along the Murray River.’’

●For more information on things to see and do in the Murray River region, go to: www.visitthemurray.com.au

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