Jerusalem Creek Campground


Jerusalem Creek Campground

Just south of Eildon township, the Jerusalem Creek Camping areas lie among tall eucalypt trees on the southern edge of Lake Eildon. The eight campgrounds offer basic, dog-friendly camping options with a nearby boat ramp giving access to the scenic lake.
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The eight separate camping areas nestled on the southern tip of the Jerusalem Block are a perfect base for exploring all Lake Eildon National Park has to offer. Sites must be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make the most of the waterside location at Jerusalem Creek. Go swimming or launch a canoe, kayak or boat from the nearby boat ramp to explore further afield. Discover unexplored swimming holes and the submerged township of Darlingford. If you're an avid angler, both Rainbow and Brown Trout are plentiful throughout the lake system and the occasional Murray Cod can be seen jumping from the water.

Trek to the top of The Pinnacle for impressive views over Lake Eildon and the southern foothills of the Victorian Alps. The trail leads off from the Jerusalem Creek Day Visitor Area and follows Barnewall Creek. As you climb out of the grassy gully, the vegetation closes in and follows the ridgeline to the summit of The Pinnacle. Alternatively, drive up to Foggs Lookout for beautiful views across the lake and township.

Back at camp, watch the friendly kangaroos laze the day away and colourful native birds such as Laughing Kookaburras, Crimson Rosellas, King Parrots and Gang Gang Cockatoos calling among the trees.

Things to do in the area

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.
Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

Dog walking

Round up your dog, grab the lead and visit dog-friendly parks near Melbourne and across Victoria.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.


Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.

How to get there

Jerusalem Creek Campground

Lake Eildon National Park is approximately two hours' drive north-east of Melbourne and is easily accessed by following the Eastern Freeway towards the Maroondah Highway. Drive towards Taggerty and just before reaching the township, turn onto the Taggerty-Thornton Road, heading towards Thornton. From there, the Goulburn Valley Highway will lead you to the township of Eildon and the entrance to the National Park. The eight Jerusalem Creek Camping areas are located approximately 10-kilometres east of Eildon Township, along Jerusalem Creek Road.

While the campgrounds are more basic than those within the Fraser Block, they have everything you need for a comfortable stay - fireplaces with grills, shaded campsites and the added bonus that dogs are permitted on leads. Please bring your own firewood or barbecue coals, as firewood collection is prohibited.


When to go

Summer is a popular time at Lake Eildon, with visitors flocking to the water to escape the heat. Enjoy a walk around the shoreline followed by a dip in the lake to cool off.

Camping & accommodation

Just south of Eildon township, the Jerusalem Creek Camping areas lie among tall eucalypt trees on the southern edge of Lake Eildon. The eight campgrounds offer basic, dog-friendly camping options with a nearby boat ramp giving access to the scenic lake.

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Need to know

Jerusalem Creek Campground

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2021

    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. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Blue Green Algae Alert Current for Lake Eildon

    A blue green algae warning issued by Goulburn Murray Water for Lake Eildon dated Friday 17 July 2020 remains in place due to widespread and consistently present scums of Gomphosphaeria & Dolichospermum Straight (large). 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)
    For additional relevant information, please refer to the Goulburn Murray Water webpage accessed via the following link:

    Attachments: 20190221_BLUE_GREEN_ALGAE_FAQ_A2730686 (90KB)

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