Jerusalem Creek Campground - Lake Eildon NP

National Park - Victoria


Just south of Eildon township, the Jerusalem Creek Camping areas lie among tall eucalypt trees on the southern edge of Lake Eildon. The eight campgrounds offer basic, dog-friendly camping options with a nearby boat ramp giving access to the scenic lake. 

The eight separate camping areas nestled on the southern tip of the Jerusalem Block are a perfect base for exploring all Lake Eildon National Park has to offer. Sites must be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make the most of the waterside location at Jerusalem Creek. Go swimming or launch a canoe, kayak or boat from the nearby boat ramp to explore further afield. Discover unexplored swimming holes and the submerged township of Darlingford. If you're an avid angler, both Rainbow and Brown Trout are plentiful throughout the lake system and the occasional Murray Cod can be seen jumping from the water.

Trek to the top of The Pinnacle for impressive views over Lake Eildon and the southern foothills of the Victorian Alps. The trail leads off from the Jerusalem Creek Day Visitor Area and follows Barnewall Creek. As you climb out of the grassy gully, the vegetation closes in and follows the ridgeline to the summit of The Pinnacle. Alternatively, drive up to Foggs Lookout for beautiful views across the lake and township.

Back at camp, watch the friendly kangaroos laze the day away and colourful native birds such as Laughing Kookaburras, Crimson Rosellas, King Parrots and Gang Gang Cockatoos calling among the trees. 

Getting There

Lake Eildon National Park is approximately two hours' drive north-east of Melbourne and is easily accessed by following the Eastern Freeway towards the Maroondah Highway. Drive towards Taggerty and just before reaching the township, turn onto the Taggerty-Thornton Road, heading towards Thornton. From there, the Goulburn Valley Highway will lead you to the township of Eildon and the entrance to the National Park. The eight Jerusalem Creek Camping areas are located approximately 10-kilometres east of Eildon Township, along Jerusalem Creek Road.

While the campgrounds are more basic than those within the Fraser Block, they have everything you need for a comfortable stay - fireplaces with grills, shaded campsites and the added bonus that dogs are permitted on leads. Please bring your own firewood or barbecue coals, as firewood collection is prohibited. 

Camping Type

  • Camper trailer
  • Campervan
  • Caravan 
  • Tent
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Camping Fee $30.00
Per site, per night (6 adults) - from