Situated on the south side of Coller Bay, Lakeside Campground features free gas barbecue and hot showers are provided. It is the best choice for motorised boating and watersports enthusiasts, with the nearby concrete boat ramp allowing access to the lake year-round at varying water levels (down to 10 per cent of capacity).
Launch your boat or canoe and enjoy the walking and cycle trails along the shore or up into the forested hills to one of the lookouts with a magnificent view over the lake.
Lakeside Campground area can accommodate tents and some caravans and campervans. Boat parking is available within and adjacent to the campground. Sites are unpowered.
There are picnic and shared fireplaces throughout the campground, however no fires are permitted on individual campsites and you need to bring your own firewood.
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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 2022Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from 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.
Coller Bay Walking and Cycling Track (Lake Eildon National Park, Eildon Water Reserve)
Collar Bay Walking and Cycling Track - partial closureParts of the Collar Bay Walking Track at Lake Eildon National Park are un-passable due to being inundated by the rising lake level. The trail will remain closed until the lake level drops.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Jerusalem Creek Camping Area - Arborist works being undertaken 19th - 20th OctoberOn the 18th - 20th October Arborists will be undertaking tree works within the following Camping Areas at Jerusalem Creek:Area 1 - Full ClosureArea 2 - Partial ClosureArea 4 - 7 - Full ClosureCamping will still be available at Area 2, Area 3 and Area 8 however there will be increased traffic and noise from machinery during the hours 8am-5pm.
Arborist works being undertaken within Fraser Camping Areas - 12th - 13th OctoberOn the 12th and 13th October there will be Arborists conducting tree works in the following locations:- Lakeside Camping Area- Candlebark Camping Area- Devil Cove Camping Area- Forsyth Flat Day Visitor AreaThe Camping areas will remain open however there will be increased traffic and noise from machinery during the hours of 8am-5pm.
Temporary closure of Herb Fitzroy Day Visitor Area, Main Boat Ramp Carpark and Lakeside foreshoreAccess to Herb Fitzroy DVA, the Main Boat Ramp and Lakeside foreshore will be temporarily unavailable on Wednesday 05 October 2022 due to filming of "The Clearing" - an Australian 'event series' adapted for screen, based on the novel by JP Pomare.Boat launching ability will be temporarily unavailable at the Main Ramp and Lakeside boat ramps during the course of the day. Launching will be unaffected at other sites including Candlebark and Jerusalem Creek.The Australian Film and TV industry requires the support of the local communities in which we operate to produce Australian content that we can showcase to the world and we thank you in advance for your understanding, it is greatly appreciated.