New waterproof Recreation Guide for visitors to Lake Buffalo

Monday 13 November, 2017

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has released a new-look Recreation Guide for Lake Buffalo to provide key information to visitors and locals.

The guide, printed on waterproof paper, features information on water levels, facilities, fishing, camping, boating details and events.

Located near Myrtleford, the lake lies at the foot of Mount Buffalo National Park and supplies irrigation and stock and domestic water to entitlement holders from surrounding towns. The water storage also supports an array of agricultural activities including dairy, cropping, nuts, berries and wine grapes.

GMW General Manager Customers Operations Scott Barber said the guide will serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for all basic information about the lake, which is a key regional asset.

“It still has the boating guide and map similar to the last one, but contains greater detail and reminders on the hazards for visitors to be aware of,” Mr Barber said.

“Remember that when boating on Lake Buffalo a five knot speed limit applies within 60 metres of the water’s edge, other vessels, navigation aids, swimmers and fixed or floating structures.”

The guide has been developed with input from the Lake Buffalo Land and On Water Management Plan Implementation Group (which includes shire and government representatives, local business interests, local community and lake users).

“Make sure you grab a copy when you visit, or download one in advance,” Mr Barber said.

The new guide is available online at www.g-mwater.com.au/recreation-guides. You can also pick up a waterproof copy at the GMW Wangaratta Office, 5 Murrell St, Wangaratta; Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre; or Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre.