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 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.

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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.  

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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.

  • Lakeside Campground

    Bookings open at half capacity

    Water supply issues caused by ageing infrastructure have limited the capacity of the Fraser Block area.

    Lakeside Campground is open to campers with select sites available and some changes to facilities. 

    Change in campground capacity
    The campground is operating at half capacity, with sites 1-19, and 50-52 open for booking.  

    Showers 
    Showers are no longer provided at Lakeside Campground. Campsites will be available to book at a reduced rate to reflect the reduced level of amenities.

    Toilets and drinking water
    Toilets and drinking water are currently available. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the water supply situation closely and will advise of any changes that might impact your stay or booking. Please ensure your booking information is up to date and carry enough water with you, in case of a sudden change in conditions.

    Bookings are essential and can be made now at: www.bookings.parks.vic.gov.au/book

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Blue-Green Algae Warning for Lake Eildon

    Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has detected high blue-green algae levels within Lake Eildon.
    Blue-green algae present a risk to the health of humans and animals. The algae detected may cause gastroenteritis if ingested. Characteristic signs of algae contact are skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes, ears and nose; or if swallowed, nausea or vomiting.
    The situation is being closely monitored by GMW and the following precautions are recommended:
    • People and pets should avoid contact with the water.
    • Untreated water should never be used for human consumption (e.g. drinking, cooking, showering, bathing, washing).
    • People who come into contact with the water should wash affected skin immediately in clean cold water.
    • Boiling the affected water will not make it safe to use. Blue-green algae release toxins into the water when heated.
    You can determine if the warning is still current by visiting the GMW website https://www.g-mwater.com.au/water-operations/bga or by ringing 1800 013 357.
    Please remember that water in Lake Eildon is not suitable for human consumption without first being properly treated.

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