Devil Cove Campground (Lake Eildon National Park)


Devil Cove Campground (Lake Eildon National Park)

Devil Cove is one of several well-equipped campgrounds around Lake Eildon. There is no boat ramp, making it best suited to walkers and nature lovers looking to relax. Wake to the call of native birds and friendly kangaroos grazing in the shade. Explore the nearby Perfect Cure or Candlebark Nature Walks, stroll up to Merlo's Lookout for views over the landscape or head down to the water to cool down.

This shady campground can accommodate tents and some caravans and campervans. Sites are unpowered. Facilities include wheel-chair accessible toilets and hot showers, drinking water, gas barbecues and picnic shelters. Fees apply and bookings are required.

Visitor Tips: Phone signals are unreliable in the park. 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 not permitted in the park, except at the Jerusalem Creek Campgrounds where dogs are permitted but must be on a lead at all times.

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Devil Cove Campground (Lake Eildon National Park)


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Devil Cove Campground (Lake Eildon National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • Boating zones apply
  • Fees apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • Seasonally closed
  • Speed restrictions apply
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • 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.

Devil Cove Campground CLOSED, bookings open 6 December, for dates from 20 December – 30 January

Devil Cove Campground is closed to camping, day visitors, vehicles, and boats (launching/retrieval). This is because of water service and associated critical infrastructure failure.

Boat launching is available from the main boat ramp, next to Herb Fitzroy Day Visitor Area.

Lake Eildon camping open for summer
Information released Wednesday 22 November, 2023

Three popular campgrounds at beautiful Lake Eildon on Taungurung Country will be open this summer school holidays.  

The three Fraser Block campgrounds – Devil Cove, Candlebark and Lakeside – are nestled on the shores of the lake and have played host to generations of campers. 

Recent water supply issues saw all three campgrounds closed over the winter – but Parks Victoria will be temporarily reopening with reduced services for the summer school holidays. 

Around 100 sites will be available to book at the three campgrounds from 6 December, for dates from 20 December – 30 January.

“We’re really happy to reopen the campgrounds for the busy summer season, but there will be less sites than normal, and less facilities.” Parks Victoria Ranger Team Leader Jane Lloyd says.  

“If you’re planning to come to Lake Eildon, please be aware some of the facilities will be closed, like the hot showers and barbecues at Lakeside Campground.” 

Both Candlebark and Devil Cove campgrounds will have their showers and toilets open. 

“Rangers monitor how things go closely and if there are any issues with the water supply we’ll let everyone know as quickly as possible,” says Jane Lloyd. 

Campers at Lake Eildon can enjoy a whole world of watersports in a spectacular setting. Families can go swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, sailing and fishing in the shadow of the Victorian Alps, and enjoy bushwalking or cycling along a network of trails.  

The campgrounds share the picture-perfect surroundings with kangaroos, wombats and a huge variety of beautiful birds. The Lake Eildon National Park is also an important home for a number of significant species including large forest owls (Powerful and Barking Owls), bats and the endangered Spotted Tree-frog and Brush-tailed Phascogale. 

For more information about how to book camping at Lake Eildon visit our Booking Information page. 

What’s the problem? 

Often called the Fraser Block, the three campgrounds – Lakeside, Devil Cove and Candlebark – are immensely popular with visitors to Lake Eildon. In their prime they offered easy access to the lake, with facilities like hot showers, drinking water, free gas barbecues, shelters and picnic areas. 

Unfortunately, in recent times the campgrounds have begun to show their age, and last autumn the water system failed. Significant leaks were found which, if not managed appropriately, could impact on the water supply for visitors and campers in the park. 

What’s the plan? 

Parks Victoria has funding from the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program to redevelop campgrounds in the Fraser Block so they don’t have to be closed again. This will mean installing water tanks and new plumbing connections at each campsite.  These works will be subject to approvals, material and contractor availability. 

Parks Victoria expects to have more details about the long-term works at Fraser Block in the new year. 

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.

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