Lakeside Campground

Lakeside Campground

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.
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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

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.

  • Lake Eildon National Park

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

  • O'Toole Flat Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

    O'Toole Flat Camping Area and Gap Track Bridge CLOSED until further notice

    O'Toole Flat Camping Area and the Gap Track Bridge are closed until further notice.

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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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