Lakeside Campground

Lakeside Campground

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 Candlebark, Lakeside and Devil Cove Campgrounds.
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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.

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2022

    Some 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 closure

    Parts 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 October

    On the 18th - 20th October Arborists will be undertaking tree works within the following Camping Areas at Jerusalem Creek:

    Area 1 - Full Closure
    Area 2 - Partial Closure
    Area 4 - 7 - Full Closure

    Camping 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 October

    On 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 Area

    The 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 foreshore

    Access 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.

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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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