Lakeside Campground

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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 Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds. Launch your boat or canoe and enjoy the walking and cycle trails in the surrounding forested hills.
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Stay in comfort at Lake Eildon National Park's best-equipped campgrounds. Set around picturesque Coller Bay on the shores of the popular lake, the Fraser camping area comprises Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds.

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.

The Fraser camping area can accommodate tents and some caravans and campervans. Boat parking is available within and adjacent to the campgrounds. Sites are unpowered. 

 

Lakeside Campground

Lakeside Campground is on the south side of Coller Bay. Free gas barbecue, 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).

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

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.  

Sites

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Camping & accommodation

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 Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds. Launch your boat or canoe and enjoy the walking and cycle trails in the surrounding forested hills.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Lake Eildon National Park

    Candlebark boat ramp closed

    Candlebark boat ramp and the Main ramp are closed due to falling lake levels. The ramps will be reopened when the lake level rises. Alternative boat launching is available at Burgan Point and Lakeside.

  • 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.

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