Rocklands Reservoir, located on the Glenelg River, is GWMWater's largest reservoir. It was originally constructed to supply the now decommissioned Wimmera-Mallee Domestic and Stock channel system. In more recent years it has an important role to play in the region as a recreational destination. A unique feature of Rocklands Reservoir is that all entitlement holders, including the environment, are eligible for water supplies from the reservoir.
The reservoir also has six location buoys on the water for each of the six main camp grounds. These buoys help boats locate their position on the lake.
Camping is permitted in regional Victoria under step three of the road map to COVID Normal, subject to gathering restrictions and social bubbles. This means you can camp with the people you live with, your intimate partner, or the household you have formed a bubble with (your household can book campsites with up to five members of your bubble household).
Communal facilities such as toilets and boat ramps remain open for visitors from regional Victoria. Physical distancing and outdoor gathering requirements apply at all times – including at the boat ramp and on your boat.
Please note, masks are always required to be worn while outdoors at campsites, unless eating, drinking, smoking (if permitted), or if you have a lawful exemption from wearing one.
Step 1 to reopening applies to residents of metropolitan Melbourne. Under step one, you must not travel more than five kilometres from where you live except for permitted reasons such as work or education if these cannot be done at home.
For more information about coronavirus and social distancing, visit: dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Available in the neighbouring State Forest (adjacent to foreshore). Camp grounds are managed by the Department of Environment, Lands, Water and Planning. For more information visit https://www.ffm.vic.gov.au/recreational-activities/walking-and-camping
- Boat ramps available
- Duck shooting permitted during duck season only
- must be under control at all times and tethered at night
- to be kept on a leash in picnic and camping areas or when near other visitors
- bring own bag to remove any faeces deposited by your dog
- must not enter the water, excluding duck season for the retrieval of ducks
- camp away from other visitors at established camp grounds if camping with dogs
The boating authority for Rocklands Reservoir is GWMWater.
We're currently working with a special Rocklands Recreation Management Plan Working Group to develop a plan to improve the recreational use. A draft plan will be available for public comment soon.
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