Lake Eildon National Park

Lake Eildon National Park

Lake Eildon National Park


Lake Eildon National Park

Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Taungurung Traditional Owners have to Lake Eildon National Park, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Camp by Lake Eildon and enjoy a whole world of watersports in a spectacular setting. Go swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, sailing and fishing in the shadow of the Victorian Alps. Enjoy bushwalking or cycling along a network of trails. You'll share the picture-perfect surroundings with kangaroos, wombats and a huge variety of beautiful birds. The park is also an important home for a number of significant species including large forest owls (Powerful and Barking Owls), bats and the endangered Spotted Tree-frog and Brush-tailed Phascogale.

Take a day trip to Lake Eildon or stay overnight at one of the picturesque campgrounds. Choose from the well-equipped Devils Cove, Candlebark and Lakeside Campgrounds or the more basic Mountaineer, O’Toole Flat, Coopers Point, Taylors Creek or Jerusalem Creek Campground.

Boat, sail, waterski, canoe or kayak on the lake. Bring your own gear or hire from local providers.

Take a walk and stop at Merlo Lookout or trek up to Blowhard Summit for unrivalled views over Lake Eildon and out towards Mount Buller or you could stay on a houseboat for a more sedate holiday.

Things to do in the area

A couple and their dog camp around a fire at Jerusalem Creek camp ground.

Jerusalem Creek Campground

There are eight camping areas with unpowered sites. Fireplaces and pit toilets are provided. View Jerusalem Creek map below for numbered site locations
A man brings a kettle to the picnic table where his partner is sitting, while an older couple sit around a campfire in the background.

Lake Eildon Picnic Areas

Lake Eildon is a great place for a day out with the family. Herb Fitzroy and Forsyth Flat have free gas barbecues and there's access to the water via boat ramps. Go fishing and boating - and watch the sunset over Merlo Lookout before returning home.
A couple prepare a meal at their camp ground at Lakeside in Fraser Camping Area in the Lake Eildon National Park.

Candlebark Campground

Pitch a tent or park your caravan in the shady woodlands of Candlebark Campground. Situated between the Devil Cove and Lakeside Campgrounds, this well-equipped site is perfect for families or groups.
Two friends relax under the shelter of their camper trailer at Fraser Camping Area in the Lake Eildon National Park.

Devil Cove Campground

The Devil Cove Campground is tucked away just to the north of Candlebark .
Two friends relax under the shelter of their camper trailer at Fraser Camping Area in the Lake Eildon National Park.

Lakeside Campground

Lakeside Campground is on the south side of Coller Bay. Free gas barbecue, hot showers are provided.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.

If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.

Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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Lake Eildon National Park

Lake Eildon National Park was once the centre of a gold rush and abandoned mine shafts are a real danger in the Jerusalem and Fraser Blocks. Do not attempt to enter these structures. They are unstable and may be home to bat colonies.

A five-knot speed limit applies within 50 metres of the shore, other vessels, navigation aids, swimmers and fixed or floating structures, and within 50 metres of vessels displaying a dive flag. Keep an eye out for hazards and other vessels. Refer to the Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook for information on staying safe while boating.

When to go

Cool down in the refreshing waters of Lake Eildon. Take a dip, waterski, boat, sail, canoe or hire a house boat for a relaxing weekend escape.

Junior Ranger activities run over the summer school holidays and are a great opportunity for your 6-12 year-old kids to learn more about nature. From discovery walks to outdoor games and detective sessions, Junior Rangers will explore the park and learn how to care for the environment.

Camping & accommodation

Camp by Lake Eildon and enjoy a whole world of watersports in a spectacular setting. Go swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, sailing and fishing in the shadow of the Victorian Alps.
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Need to know

Lake Eildon National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Lake Eildon National Park

    Blue-green Algae Warning Issued for Lake Eildon

    A blue green algae warning for Lake Eildon issued Friday 17 July 2020 remains currently in place due to widespread and consistently present scums of Gomphosphaeria & Dolichospermum Straight. Contact with affected water may cause harm to humans and animals. For your safety, we recommend:
    •     No swimming
    •    No drinking water (unless it is signed as “potable”)
    •    No water sports
    •    No dogs in water (in areas where dogs are allowed e.g. Jerusalem Creek Camping Area)

  • O'Toole Flat Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

    Gap Track Bridge Closed

    Gap Track bridge is closed 100m north of O’Tooles Flat camping area until further notice.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

    Candlebark Boat Ramp Closed

    Candlebark boat ramp is closed due to the current lake water level. The ramps will be reopened when the lake level rises. Alternative boat launching is available at Main Ramp and Lakeside.

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