Lake Hattah


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  • A blue-green algae bloom is currently affecting Lake Hattah. The public is warned not to swim in and to avoid any direct contact with blue-green algae affected water. Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes, ears and nose or if swallowed gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting. at Lake Hattah
    Monday 10 April, 2017 |
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Enjoy activities such as picnicking, nature study, photography, fishing and driving at Lake Hattah camping area. There are suitable tracks for cycling around Lake Hattah and along the river. Most of the other tracks are too sandy. When the water levels are suitable the lake is excellent for canoeing. During flood times the water can extend many kilometers from the lakes. Take full safety precautions when using canoes. 

Take the Calder Highway to the Hattah township 35km north of Ouyen. After 4km, turn off to Lake Hattah camping area. Access is via a gravel track.

Advance bookings and payment are required year round. Bookings are for designated sites and are charged per campsite.

There are 14 unpowered sites available with a maximum of 6 people per site. Generators are not permitted.

Non-flush toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables are provided. Canoeing is popular on the lake. Motorised boats are not permitted on the lake.

No drinking water supplied – supply your own.

Only allowed in designated fireplaces - supply your own wood.

There is no rubbish collection at this campground, please take all rubbish with you.

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Campfire guidelines

  • Light fires only in the fireplaces provided or use a portable camping stove instead
  • Ensure fires are never left unattended and are completely out before you leave
  • During summer and autumn Total Fire Bans are common - this means no open fires can be lit
  • For information on Total Fire Bans call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667

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