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Lake Burrumbeet Park

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Behind the Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park off Cassidys Road, Burrumbeet VIC 3352

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Features

  • Boat ramp
  • Nature walk
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Rubbish bins
Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon at Lake Burrumbeet Park, a great place for swimming, fishing, boating, bushwalking and picnicking.

Featuring a boat ramp, a large grassy area with picnic tables, and a scenic nature walk along the lake shore, there is plenty to see and do at this lake-side park.


Fishing is a popular activity at Lake Burrumbeet, with plenty of carp, redfin, trout, eels and roach.

A toilet block is located on the other side of the grassy picnic area, and the Lake Burrumbeet Caravan Park is right across the road. 


HISTORY OF LAKE BURRUMBEET

Before the 19th century European settlement of the area, Lake Burrumbeet was frequented by the Burrumbeet balug clan of the Wada wurrung people. 

The name "Burrumbeet" is derived from the aboriginal word burrumbidj which means "muddy or dirty water". 

There are many aboriginal camp sites around the lake, and artifacts and tools have been discovered on the northern shore. 


The area was settled in the late 1830s by the Learmonth brothers, who took up the Ercildoun squatting run north of Lake Burrumbeet. 

Lake Burrumbeet was also the scene of a tragic accident when a Ballarat Aero Club Cessna crashed into the lake in 1965. 

The plane was carrying a pilot and three passengers. Two were killed when the plane crashed one and a half kilometres from the shore. 


DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • 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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