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

Lake Eppalock will be hosting the Victorian Speedboat Club Race Days on 22 September 2013, 30 November 2013, 1 December 2013 and 26-27 April 2014. 

To ensure the safety of everyone involved as well as other visitors and water users, the area adjacent to the Victorian Speedboat Club in the Derrinal Pool will be closed to the general public from 7am to 5pm on these days.

Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption & Exclusion Zone Notice - Lake Eppalock - VSBC Race Days (67 KB)

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.  


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
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

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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