Plush’s Bend Free Camp On The Murray River

Plush’s Bend is one of the free campsites we’ve stayed at during our current journey exploring a large section of the Murray River in South Australia. You’ll find this camping area only 6 kilometres from the town centre of Renmark, one of the major Riverland towns, around 260 kilometres north of Adelaide.

The drive to Plush’s Bend Is well signposted with the last section on unsealed road but it is easily accessible for conventional cars, so no trouble for 4wd’s and caravans.

There are sites suitable for all size vans and they are clearly marked with plenty right on the river itself. In fact you can literally sit in a deck chair by your van and toss a line in the river. Another bonus is that most of the sites are very level and there is shade from the many trees around.

There is plenty of space to manoeuvre big rigs and you can choose where you feel comfortable setting up and all completely free. Facilities at the campground include flushing toilets, one for men and one for women and there is a large dump bin for your rubbish.

This is a really serene spot on the river where you can comfortably spend a few days, fishing, relaxing and watching the passing birdlife and starry nights, not to mention spectacular sunrises.

It felt like a safe area and we were comfortable to leave our van while visiting all the terrific local sights in Renmark. A great free camp we will happily revisit.




21 thoughts on “Plush’s Bend Free Camp On The Murray River

  1. Great that SA Free camps are open. This one is beautiful. QLD closing theirs now re Covid but I wonder how much the decision was Covid related and how much was van park pressure. Will be interesting to see how free camping pans out post pandemic.

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    1. It’s one of quite a few beautiful places to camp on the river and by the looks of things in SA both free camps and caravan parks are doing very well. Everyone seems to be making the most of it while times are going well for us. 🙏🤞

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  2. Oh yes! This is the type of free camping spot we’re hoping to find when we finally get our van out of storage and go on the road. We’re not quite game yet, just waiting to see what happens with the thousands of NSW people who have flocked over the border since it opened two weeks ago.

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