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The main feature of this park is the lake, which fills from Lake Hindmarsh when the Wimmera River is in flood. At high water mark, the lake covers 5850 ha.  The lake generally fills and empties on a 20 year cycle, the longest dry period on record being 27 years. The park also includes Ross Lake (470 ha) and a 2.5km stretch of Outlet Creek. 

Outlet Creek and the sand dunes north of the lake can be explored on short day walks or longer overnight expeditions. The park is also popular for water skiing, fishing, yabbying and boating when water levels are high enough.

How to get there

The park is 14km north of the small township of Rainbow. A sealed road from Rainbow ends at the main camping area at western beach. The eastern shore can be reached from Rainbow or Yaapeet, depending on weather conditions.

Some tracks are accessible only to four wheel drive vehicles.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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Western Beach

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Facilities Summary

  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

April 1980

Area

8300ha

Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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