Lakeside Campground


Lakeside Campground

Stay in comfort at Lake Eildon National Park's best-equipped campgrounds. Set around picturesque Coller Bay on the shores of popular Lake Eildon, the Fraser camping area includes Lakeside, Candlebark, and Devil Cove Campgrounds.

Situated on the south side of Coller Bay, Lakeside Campground offers toilets, picnic tables, shared fireplaces and a shelter. 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). Fees apply, and bookings are required.

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 tables and shared fireplaces throughout the campground, however no fires are permitted on individual campsites and you need to bring your own firewood.

Please note that the Lakeside Campground does not have showers or wheelchair-accessible toilets. If you need these facilities, please stay at the Candlebark or Devil Cove campsites instead.


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.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and kayaking are great ways to explore beautiful waterways. Enjoy the tranquility and spot wildlife that hikers don’t normally see.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.

How to get there

Lakeside Campground

The Fraser area campgrounds are approximately 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Access is via the Goulburn Valley Highway, then UT Creek Road and Fraser Park Road.  


Need to know

Lakeside 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.

  • Lakeside Campground (Lake Eildon National Park)

    Closed 30 January to 30 June 2024

    Lakeside Campground is closed from 30 January to 30 June 2024. Vehicles, boat launching/retrieval, and camping, are not permitted in Lakeside Campground during this time.
    Next closest campgrounds:
    Candlebark Campground and Devil Cove Campground, off Fraser Park Road, Devils River VIC. Bookings are essential.
    Next closest boat ramps:
    Main Ramp off Lakeside Road, or Candlebark Ramp off Fraser Park Road, Devils River VIC
    Next closest picnic and toilet facilities:
    Herb Fitzroy Day Visitor Area off Lakeside Road, Devils River VIC

  • Lake Eildon National Park

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE Jerusalem Creek Track vehicle ford, 5-8 March 2024

    Jerusalem Creek Track will be closed, at the vehicle ford at Jerusalem Creek, to traffic in both directions from Tuesday 5 March to Friday 8 March 2024. This is due to concrete maintenance being undertaken on the vehicle ford.

    Closure location
    Vehicle ford through Jerusalem Creek, on the Jerusalem Creek Track.
    Shown with red marker on map below.
    Campgrounds: Jerusalem Creek Campgrounds 1-8 will remain accessible from Jerusalem Creek Road (Eildon end), however there will  be no through traffic access to or from Eildon-Jamieson Road or Taylors Creek Road.
    Walking Tracks: Pinnacle Walking Track, Cable Walking Track, Water Walking Track, and Dingo Walking Track remain accessible via Eildon-Jamieson Road to Jerusalem Creek Track, or Taylors Creek Road to Jerusalem Creek Track; however there will be no through access via road to Jerusalem Creek Road end.
    Vehicle Tracks: All open vehicle tracks remain accessible from either one end or the other, however there will be no through traffic over the vehicle ford at Jerusalem Creek beyond Camping Area 8.

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The jetty at Lake Catani near the campground at Mount Buffalo National Park

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Family kicking a football outside their tent

Buchan Caves Reserve Campground

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A man unpacks an esky from the tray of a ute while his partner hammers a tent peg into the ground at Candlebark Campground at 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 men warm up next to campfire at Devil Cove Campground at Lake Eildon National Park

Devil Cove Campground

Open in peak periods, Devil Cove Campground is tucked away just to the north of Candlebark.
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