Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

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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.

How to get there

Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Facilities

Toilets

Need to know

Mountaineer Creek Camping Area (Lake Eildon National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • 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.

Open 28 March – 14 April 2024, reduced campsites and amenities

Lakeside Campground will re-open for camping over the Easter period from Thursday 28 March to Sunday 14 April 2024. 

Change in campground capacity
Please note there will be reduced campground capacity during this time. Sites 1-18, 20-32 and 50-53 will be open for booking.  

Showers closed
Water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground, and showers at Lakeside Campground are closed. Campsites will be available to book at a reduced rate to reflect the reduced level of amenities.    

The nearest campgrounds with showers available are Candlebark Campground and Devil Cove Campground. Bookings at these campgrounds are essential.

Toilets and drinking water
Drinking water and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. 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

Open with reduced campsites

Change in campground capacity 
Devil Cove Campground is open for camping at half capacity.  

Sites 225-253; 264; 265 and 267-280 are open for booking. 

Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites. 

Showers, toilets and drinking water 
Drinking water, showers and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. 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

Open with reduced campsites

Change in campground capacity 
Candlebark Campground is open for camping at half capacity.  
 
Sites 112; 118-131; 134-148; 156-163; 167; 169-172 and 174 are open for booking. 

Vehicles and camping are not permitted in closed rows and sites. 

Showers, toilets and drinking water 
Drinking water, showers and toilets are currently available, however water supply issues have limited the capacity of the campground. Parks Victoria rangers are monitoring the situation closely and will notify booked campers as soon as possible if issues arise. 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
 

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