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.
Lake Eildon is one of Victoria's most popular holiday resorts. It has 515 km shoreline and stores six times as much water as Sydney Harbour at full supply level. Abutting the lake is the Lake Eildon National Park . Eildon has been a popular holiday destination for many years and is home to a substantial houseboat fleet. In spring and summer, the lake's long quiet reaches and deep waters attract trout fisherman, water skiers and houseboaters. The lake has both public and private harbours where hundreds of craft are moored.
Water sports are very popular at Lake Eildon due to its large surface area and extensive shoreline which is accessible by boat. Common activities include boating, swimming and fishing. Releases from the Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery ensure that the lake is well stocked with trout and other native fish.
Facililties around the lake include caravan parks, camping grounds, motels, houseboat hire and services, picnic areas and public boat ramps.
Lake Eildon Recreation Guide and Map
Lake Eildon Fact Sheet
Click here to view the operating levels for Lake Eildon boat ramps.
Camping & Fires
Fires and camping are not permitted in any area around Lake Eildon, except in the designated camping areas. Unregulated campfires are not only a potential hazard for bushfires, but also pose a risk to water quality along with discarded rubbish from camping activities. To minimize these impacts, Parks Victoria provides defined areas where camping and fires are permitted. Visit http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/ or phone 131 963 for further information.
On declared days of Total Fire Ban ALL SOLID FUEL CAMPFIRES, PORTABLE GAS APPLIANCES AND KEROSENE LANTERNS ARE PROHIBITED. This includes all gas stoves, gas lights, and gas fridges (including use inside tents). Fixed gas stoves may be used in houseboats with extreme caution. For information on fire and Total Fire Ban requirements visit http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au (Fires & Incidents Warnings & Advice) or phone the Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL): 1800 240 667.
Click on the map below to view boating and camping facilities. For more information visit the TSV website.
Caravan Parks, Camping Grounds and Accommodation
For information on local camping grounds, caravan parks and accommodation, please contact the local tourist information centre.
Land and On-Water Management Plan
The Lake Eildon Land and On-Water Management Plan aims to bring together key agencies, stakeholder groups and the community to realize the potential of the waterway's environmental, cultural and recreational values.
The Plan is implemented by the Lake Eildon Land and On-Water Management Plan Implementation Group.
Click here for a copy of the Lake Eildon Land and On -Water Management Plan.
Click here for a copy of the Lake Eildon Plan Action Schedule.
Lake Eildon Implementation Committee
Click here to meet the Lake Eildon Implementation Committee members.
Lake Eildon Recreational Boating Facilities Improvement Plan
Together with the Lake Eildon Land and On-Water Management Plan Implementation Group, GMW, Murrindindi Shire and Parks Victoria, the Mansfield Shire has developed the Lake Eildon Recreational Boating Facilities Improvement Plan, which aims to improve recreational boating safety and accessibility for all user groups.
Click here for a copy of the plan.
Houseboats and Maintaining Water Quality
Lake Eildon is the only reservoir in Victoria where houseboats and cabin cruisers with sleeping accommodation are permitted. To prevent the risk of water pollution, strict rules regarding sanitation must be observed. Such craft are required to have sewage holding tanks and be licensed by Goulburn-Murray Water. There are sanitation stations for pumping out sewage from the holding tanks of houseboats. Goulburn-Murray Water sanitation barges are located at Point Worner and Jerusalem Creek. Sewage is pumped from these points to on shore treatment systems. It is an offence to discharge sewage or garbage into the Lake .
Visitors are reminded that there are dangers associated with low water levels and are asked to exercise caution and adhere to all safety restrictions.
For more information on Houseboats on Lake Eildon, please visit the Lake Eildon Houseboat webpage
For more information on jetties please visit our Foreshore Occupation Licences page.