Lake Eppalock

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Playground Equipment BBQ Toilets

Facts & Figures

Name Lake Eppalock
Stream Campaspe River
Year of Completion 1964
Construction Earth and Rockfill
Full Supply Level 193.91 m AHD
Capacity 304,651 ML
Area Submerged 3,011 ha
Main Embankment Length 700 m
Main Embankment Height 47 m
Hydro-electric Generation MW

News and Announcements

Frequently Asked Questions

More information about Lake Eppalock operations is available here

 

The next Victorian Speedboat Club Race Days will be held at Lake Eppalock from 24-26 April 2015. 

Recreation and Land Manager of Goulburn-Murray Water, the waterway manager for Lake Eppalock, hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that all persons and vessels not participating in the Victorian Speedboat Club Events between 7.00 am and 5.00 pm on 24-26 April 2015 are prohibited from entering and remaining in the waters of Lake Eppalock adjacent to the Victorian Speed Boat Club in the Derrinal Pool as marked by buoys.The exclusion zone takes effect from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm on 24-26 April 2015.

Lake Eppalock draft LOWMP thumbnailThe Lake Eppalock Land and On-Water Management Plan 2013 is now available.

To download the plan click on the image. The objectives of the plan focus on what people value, use and enjoy at the storage. The plan has a series of recommendations and guidelines for implementation.

 

Jetties

For more information on Jetties please visit our Jetties webpage 

About Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock Outlet Tower

Location

Lake Eppalock is located on the Campaspe River, near Bendigo in central Victoria.

History

Lake Eppalock was constructed between 1960 and 1964 to provide irrigation from the Campaspe River, and to supply water to Bendigo.

Operations

Lake Eppalock supplies irrigation and stock and domestic water to the Campaspe Irrigation district and urban supplies to Bendigo, Heathcote and more recently Ballarat.

In years of plentiful water resources, water from Lake Eppalock is used to supplement the Waranga Western Channel that supplies customers in the Rochester and Pyramid-Boort irrigation areas.  

For more information on Lake Buffalo including current storage levels, recreational facilities and fact & figures, please visit our Lake Buffalo information page.

Image Library

Lake Eppalock Image Library A collection of photographs of Eppalock Water Storage.

Recreation and Tourism at Lake Eppalock

Facilities Available

Large Grassed Area Large Grassed Area
Car Parking Car Parking
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp
Playground Equipment Playground Equipment
BBQ BBQ
Toilets Toilets

Further Information

 


Click on the map to download copy of the Lake Eppalock Boating Guide

Common activities on and around the Lake include caravan parks, camping grounds, picnic areas and public boat ramps.

Geologically and topographically, it is an excellent dam site. The curved embankment, 700 metres long, stands 47 metres high and contains more than 800,000 cubic metres of earth and rock. Three spillways cater for the overflow: a concreted main spillway which runs down to the Campaspe River, and two higher grassed spillways for exceptionally large floods.

Normal boating operations currently apply as water levels are above180 mAHD.

The safety restrictions and trigger levels were determined following extensive consultation with Marine Safety Victoria, emergency agencies, Victoria Water Police and the local community.

Boat users are asked to be aware of the dangers associated with low water levels and abide to all safety restrictions. 

 

 

 

Lake Eppalock Recreation Guide, Map and Fact Sheet

Lake Eppalock Recreation Guide thumbnail          Lake Eppalock Map thumbnail           Lake Eppalock Fact Sheet

Click to enlarge the boating maps of Lake Eppalock at 179.99m AHD and below as well as 180.0m AHD and above.

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Caravan Parks

Lake Eppalock Holiday Park

Contact - Managers (03) 5439 2538

Email - lakeeppalockhp@impluse.net.au

Located Kimbolton Forest Park Road, near Kimbolton Forest, Axedale

 

Lakeshore Caravan Park

Contact - Managers (03) 5439 2510

Email - Lakeshore1@bigpond.com  

Located - Knowsley Eppalock Road, near Knowsley

 

Metcalfe Pool Caravan Park

Contact Eddie and Janeece Stefan (03) 5425 3137

Email - janeece@bigpond.com.au

Located -   Redesdale North Road, near Redesdale

 

Moorabbee Lodge Caravan Park

Contact - Managers (03) 5439 1231

Email - moorabbeelodge@bigpond.com

Located - Moorabbee Foreshore Road, near Knowsley