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Lake Eppalock - Basic Picnic and Swimming Area

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Off Lyell Road, Eppalock VIC 3551

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  • Picnic table
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Birdwatching
  • Dogs allowed. Must be on leash, not allowed in the water
  • No boating allowed here
This swimming area is located at the entrance to Strath Bay, part of Lake Eppalock. There is a picnic table alongside the parking area which overlooks the water. 

No boats are allowed in this area, it is designated for swimming.

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.

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 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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