Carter’s Mill Picnic and Camping Area is less than 30 minutes from Mansfield on the way to Mount Buller.
The picturesque reserve is on the banks of the Delatite River and is perfect for picnicing and enjoying the outdoors. It is also the start of the Plain Creek Loop walking track and camping facilities are located in the adjacent camping area.
Activities including fly fishing, bushwalking, picnicking, horseriding and trailbike riding are all popular in this area of State Forest.
Popular walks include Plain Creek Loop Walk, Tramway Bridge Walk, Plain Creek Waterfall and Tomahawk Hut.
Carter and Co. built a sawmill at this site in 1937 to mill the timber from the surrounding forest. In the early days timber was brought down to the mill from the forest by a single line five horse team along timber tramways. After the 1950s these were replaced by motor vehicles on bush tracks. Carter’s Mill was destroyed by fire in January 1965.