Good to know

Dogs allowed
No booking required
No fees payable
Historical interest
Suitable for 2WD vehicles

Blue Pool is a walk-in camping site. Campers will need to park their vehicles in the designated parking area and bring their camp kit to the site.

There are no dedicated vehicle-based camping sites for camper trailers or caravans and visitors towing caravans should park at The Quarries Reserve just south of Blue Pool. This site has restricted access and large caravans or groups may find it difficult to park or turn.

This site is near water. Make sure you read the water safety tips before you go.

About this site

Located within the Freestone Creek Camping Precinct, Blue Pool is a popular scenic spot with a large natural waterhole, making it a fantastic place to visit during the warmer months.

The pool sits at the base of a narrow basalt gorge on the Freestone Creek, surrounded by rocky outcrops and native forest. A rocky beach provides a place to sit and take in the tranquillity of the site, especially during the quieter months.

Blue Pool is a place of great cultural significance to the Braiakaulung people of the Gunaikurnai nation. The nearby town of Briagolong was named in recognition of the close connection the Braiakaulung people had to the area.

Suitable for

Intermediate (some experience recommended)


Blue Pool is one of 9 camping areas within the Freestone Creek Camping Precinct. This is a popular scenic spot with a large natural swimming hole, making it a fantastic place to visit in the warmer months.

The campground is a short walk from Blue Pool swimming hole along a well-defined path. There are 12 walk-in campsites available, each with their own fire pit and picnic table. The site is suitable for tent camping and is dog-friendly.

This free site is popular and fills up quickly, particularly on weekends and holidays. Campers are advised to consider an alternate site at the nearby camping areas further along Freestone Creek Road if it’s busy.

Suitable for

Picnic area and walk

Parking is available at either the day visitor car park or the overflow car park, located nearby at the Blue Pool campground. There is a well-defined walking path to the pool from the main car park.

Visitors looking for an extra adventure can walk the 2.5 km Fern Gully Loop or the 6.5 km Freestone Creek Walking Track, which both take off from the day visitor car park.

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Investing in nature

Blue Pool Campground was upgraded in 2020 thanks to Victoria’s Great Outdoors.

Victoria’s Great Outdoors is boosting regional tourism and making it easier to enjoy nature by investing $106.6 million in better walking trails, campgrounds, 4WD tracks and visitor facilities.

Page last updated: 31/10/23