The Murray river is one of the best places you can take your dog for swimming and relaxing dog friendly fun. There are loads of dog friendly campsites along the Murray and there are some amazing ones near Echuca.
Generally the further you head out of town the quieter the campgrounds, and your more likely to find less people at the campgrounds without toilets.
Your best source for up to date information from recent visitors is as always wikicamps.
However read on for some ideas of places to camp – this is an evolving list, I will add new campsites as I visit 🙂
**2023 Notes – check wikicamps (or council information where available) for up to date information on when flood damage is repaired and access restored to some campground**
Dog friendly free camping near Echuca
Wills bend is two campsites, sandbar 1 and sandbar 2, next to one another on the Murray river about 20 minutes drive north east of Echuca in Victoria.
The campsite doesn’t have river views but it has a fantastic river beach for gentle easy to access the water.
HOWEVER do keep in mind that this is campsite with a toilet and can honestly chaos on a long weekend – if you can go away at an alternative time you will have a quieter experience. There is also wake boat noise which are launched from the nearby boat ramp.
Another super popular campground Christies Beach also has river access and toilets available. Again, this campground gets hectic on long weekends and throughout summer, plan to visit in quieter times of the year if you would prefer a less busy experience.
Travelling with friends who don’t want to camp? I have a guide to pet friendly cabins on the Murray River that includes Echuca.