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Lake Eppalock - Lakeside Picnic Area

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Off Lyell Road, Eppalock VIC 3551

Turn off Lyell Road at Kimbolton Kiosk and follow the road past the Strathfieldsaye Lions Project Picnic Area down to this picnic area.

Explore other locations around this area using our interactive map


  • Undercover picnic ares
  • Two free electric barbecues
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Dogs allowed. Must be on leash, not allowed in the water
Lake Eppalock is a vast reservoir constructed on the Campaspe River in the 1960s. 

Lake Eppalock is a popular destination for boating, water sport, fishing, swimming, bushwalking, barbecues and picnics.

This picnic area features two undercover electric barbecues and multiple picnic tables, with views out over Lake Eppalock. 

You can walk down to the water from here to enjoy swimming, fishing, birdwatching or lakeside walking. 

There are lots of fantastic visitor facilities at various locations around Lake Eppalock including multiple picnic areas with electric barbecues, four public boat ramps, several public toilet blocks, and a kiosk. 

Camping facilities are provided in multiple caravan parks around Lake Eppalock. Please note that free camping is not permitted around the reservoir. 

Lake Eppalock boasts a healthy supply of Golden Perch, Red Fin, Trout and Murray Cod. Red Fin is typically found in the Derrinal and Kimbolton pools (in the north sections of the lake) and Murray Cod and Golden Perch is typically found in the mouths of the Coliban and Campaspe Rivers. (source)


  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!


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We attempted to visit Lake Eppalock last Sunday & it was an absolute nightmare, we came from Mandurang & the GPS advised us to go through private land, the signage was appalling, we drove around for approximately 2.5hrs!