Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)


Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Mountaineer Creek is a remote lakeside campground, accessible only by boat or by hiking in. It’s a great place for self-sufficient campers to relax away from the crowds. Composting toilets and fireplaces are provided, but bring your own water and firewood. Explore this remote area by boat or on foot, and fish for Trout, Golden Perch and Murray Cod. No fees or bookings are required.

Visitor Tips: Phone signals are unreliable - campers at remote locations like this should consider carrying a radio or personal locator beacon. Avoid camping under or near large trees. Branches may fall and swing away from the tree at any time. No bins are provided. Please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal.

Fires are only permitted in the fireplaces provided. Firewood collection is not permitted in the park so please bring your own. No bins are provided. Fires must only be lit in the fireplaces provided that: it is not a day of Total Fire Ban, an area of at least 3m around it is cleared of anything flammable, an adult is in attendance at all times (within 50m and in direct line of sight), you have at least 10 litres of water available for immediate use and put the fire out with water, not soil. When the campfire is cool to touch, it is safe to leave.

Take care when swimming, boating or paddling - deep holes, submerged objects, and currents may not be obvious. Supervise children at all times near water.

All plants, animals, other natural features and cultural sites are protected and must not be disturbed or removed. Feeding wildlife is bad for its health. It is an offence to feed or leave food where it is accessible to wildlife. Penalties apply. Please abide by speed limits, drive safely and watch for wildlife. Loud noise can disturb wildlife. Please respect the local wildlife and your fellow campers and keep noise to a minimum. Dogs and other pets are prohibited in the park, except at the Jerusalem Creek campgrounds where they must be kept on a lead at all times.

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Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)



Need to know

Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • Boating zones apply
  • No vehicles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • Management vehicle only
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Arborist works within Fraser Visitor Experience Area

Contractors will be undertaking tree works during the period of Thursday 30th November to Friday the 8th December within the Fraser Visitor Area.

All Day Visitor Areas remain open however please be aware there will be increased traffic and noise from machinery during the hours of 8am - 5pm.

Arborist works in Jerusalem Creek Camping Area

Contractors will be undertaking tree works during the period of Thursday 7th December to Thursday 14th December within the Jerusalem Creek Camping Area.

Some campsites will be closed off however the Campgrounds will remain open during this time. Please be aware there will be increased traffic and noise from machinery during the hours of 8am - 5pm.

Blue Green Algae Warning for Lake Eildon

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) have issued a blue green algae warning for Lake Eildon today Thursday 07 December 2023.  GMW is warning the public to avoid contact with water in Lake Eildon after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.
Warning signs are being placed at major recreational areas.
  • It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
  • Stock and other animals should be kept away from recently irrigated areas.
  • Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
  • Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.
Further information can be obtained from GMW's website at:


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