Lake Eppalock

Recreational Facilities

Large Grassed Area Car Parking Boat Ramp Fishing Camping 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

Duck hunting 2015

Duck hunting is only permitted in some areas of this storage during the 2015 duck hunting season. Hunting is prohibited around public recreational areas and around storage assets.

The 2015 duck hunting season opens on Saturday 21 March and closes Monday 8 June. We encourage all hunters and visitors to act safely during this time.

Our water storages are used by many people for a range of activities. It is important that all visitors, including hunters, consider other members of the public and the environment, by acting in a safe and responsible manner with awareness of duck hunting prohibited areas.

To view a map showing duck hunting prohibited areas around Lake Eppalock please click on this map.

For information on recreational facilities and boating guidelines at Lake Eppalock please click on this map.

Information on duck hunting regulations is available from the Game Management Authority by phoning 136 186 or on the Game Management Authority web site.

Urgent issues relating to the misuse of firearms should be referred to Victoria Police by dialling 000.

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.



For more information on Jetties please visit our Jetties webpage 

About Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock Outlet Tower


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


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


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.  


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
Fishing Fishing
Camping Camping
Toilets Toilets
Please observe all signs and directions around our storages for information on recreational activities. Refer to the Land and On-Water Management Plan (if provided above) for detailed information on the facilities available.

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

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Located Kimbolton Forest Park Road, near Kimbolton Forest, Axedale


Lakeshore Caravan Park

Contact - Managers (03) 5439 2510

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Located - Knowsley Eppalock Road, near Knowsley


Metcalfe Pool Caravan Park

Contact Eddie and Janeece Stefan (03) 5425 3137

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Located -   Redesdale North Road, near Redesdale


Moorabbee Lodge Caravan Park

Contact - Managers (03) 5439 1231

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Located - Moorabbee Foreshore Road, near Knowsley