New waterproof Recreation Guide from picturesque Lake William Hovell

Monday 13 November, 2017

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has released a new-look Recreation Guide for Lake William Hovell in the state’s north east 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.

Lake William Hovell supplies water for irrigated crops, vineyards and grazing properties along the King River from Cheshunt to Wangaratta. It is located about an hour’s drive south of Wangaratta and at capacity holds 13,690 megalitres of water.

GMW General Manager Customers Operations Scott Barber said the guide will serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for all basic information about the water storage, 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 to be aware of,” Mr Barber said.

“Remember that boating on Lake William Hovell is restricted to a maximum speed of five knots.”

The guide has been developed with input from the Lake William Hovell 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 You can also pick up a waterproof copy at the GMW Wangaratta Office, 5 Murrell St, Wangaratta; Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre; Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre or; the Gentle Annie Caravan Park.