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Lake Wartook

Water levels

Recreational activities permitted
Features & Facilities
Current
51%
Last year
62%
Overview

Lake Wartook is an important water resource in the region. It's the primary water source for Horsham and Natimuk, as well as being an important resource for Supply System 6 of the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. The lake also provides important environmental flows.

Located on the MacKenzie River in the central Grampians, Lake Wartook is popular with locals for activities such as fishing.

Campground closures

Under the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions apply across regional Victoria, all GWMWater campgrounds will be closed from 11.59pm, Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Boat ramps remain open and day visitors from regional Victoria are still permitted. Please ensure your use of these areas complies with the latest State Government coronavirus (COVID-19) public health measures. Physical distancing and outdoor gathering requirements apply at all times – including at the boat ramp and on your boat.

Stage 4 restrictions apply to residents of metropolitan Melbourne. Under Stage 4 restrictions, You must not travel more than five kilometres from where you live.

The campsite closures include:

  • Lake Lonsdale
  • Moora Moora Reservoir
  • Taylors Lake

Please note that all camp grounds at or adjacent to GWMWater Reservoirs are also closed.

For more information about coronavirus and social distancing, visit: dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Find reservoir levels and other information at Storage Manager

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Helpful Information

  • Boating speed limit is 5 knots
  • There is a camping ground 5 km from the lake
  • Swimming is not permitted
  • Dogs are not permitted

The boating authority for Lake Wartook is GWMWater.

Weather Forecast

Current Temperature
10.2°
  • Feels like 6.6°C
  • Relative Humidity 63 %
  • Rainfall 0.8mm
  • Wind W at 11 km/h
  • 12° Heavy rain
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