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Lake Hindmarsh Lake Reserve

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  • Limited water remains in Lake Hindmarsh following flooding in late 2016. The current water level is approximately 150-200 metres down from the boat ramps. at Lake Hindmarsh Lake Reserve, Friday 15 September, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:May 1979
  • Area:15310.7ha

Lake Hindmarsh is a seasonal lake and can remain dry for several years between floods. 

When filled, Lake Hindmarsh is Victoria's largest freshwater lake an extremely popular spot for holiday makers, teeming with wildlife. Fringed by ancient River Red Gums and fed by the Wimmera River, this huge lake is shared by parrots, pelicans, sea eagles, anglers and water sports enthusiasts alike. The Wimmera River originates on the Great Dividing Range near Beaufort and ends in a series of "terminal lakes", including Lake Hindmarsh, Lake Albacutya and finally, the Wyperfeld flood plains.

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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  • Camping Lake Hindmarsh is an ideal place for camping. Four-Mile Beach is the most popular area and has good facilities. Camping…

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