Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while you camp within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands at Lake Catani Campground. The Lakeside Day Visitor Area, …
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Lake Catani Camping & Lakeside Day Visitor Area
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Discover magnificent waterfalls and remote alpine landscapes while you camp within beautiful Snow Gum woodlands at Lake Catani Campground.
The Lakeside Day Visitor Area, located on the lake shore adjacent to the campground, provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy a cool swim or paddle a canoe.
Camping is available from Melbourne Cup Weekend to April inclusive. Bookings are essential for peak periods.
Bookings open at 10:00am 1 September each year and are based on a first-in, first-served basis.
Book online or call Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
Melbourne Cup weekend (Sat 3 Nov 2012 to Tue 6 Nov 2012) – minimum 3 nights booking. The campground will open on Friday 2 November at 10:00 am.
Christmas/New Year School Holidays (Dec 2012 to Feb 2013) – available in 7 day blocks (Sat to Sat) for the following dates:
- Week 1 (Sat 29 Dec 2012 to Sat 5 Jan 2013)
- Week 2 (Sat 5 Jan 2013 to Sat 12 Jan 2013)
- Week 3 (Sat 12 Jan 2013 to Sat 19 Jan 2013)
- Week 4 (Sat 19 Jan 2013 to Sat 26 Jan 2013)
- Week 5 (Sat 26 Jan 2013 to Sat 2 Feb 2013)
Labour Day weekend (Sat 9 March to Mon 11 March 2013) - minimum 2 nights booking.
Easter weekend (Fri 29 March to Mon 1 Apr 2013) – minimum 3 nights booking.
It is advisable to pre-book, even for non-peak periods.
Sites 19-59 are reserved for bookings only. In the camp ground these sites will always show reserved signs.
Sites 2-18 are available for casual arrivals on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are 49 unpowered campsites available set amongst picturesque Snow Gum woodland. Each is marked by a numbered post. Camping is only permitted within the boundary of these sites.
Some of the sites are suitable for small caravans and campervans while others are for car camping and tents only. Walk-in campsites provide campers with even quieter surroundings. The maximum number of people per site is six.
Toilets, hot showers, dish washing and a basic laundry (no washing machines) are provided. A separate disabled hot shower and toilet is also available.
A communal stone shelter with tables and fireplaces is located adjacent to the amenities building. Basic lighting in the amenities is provided by solar panels.
Campers are required to be self sufficient with drinking water.
Group camping area
A special area within the campground has been set aside for schools and social groups. These sites must be booked in advance. Only two school or social groups can occupy the campground at any one time.
The total number of school or social group campers must not exceed 50 on any one night. Bookings should be made by contacting the park office on 03 5755 1466.
Open fires are only permitted in group fireplaces and in the stone shelter. Fireplaces are limited. Gas stoves are preferred and recommended.
Firewood collecting within the park is prohibited, however firewood can be purchased in the park from rangers, or campers can bring their own.
Mount Buffalo National Park has been assessed to have a high level of bushfire risk and will be closed for public safety on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating.
For more information on the location of parks within Bureau of Meteorology forecast districts and closures on days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger Rating, click here.
16 Apr 2013
Parks Victoria is reminding visitors and campers in Lake Tyers State Park to keep vehicles to formed roads and tracks, set campsites back from the waterline and collect firewood only where permitted. The special values of the Lake Tyers area were recently recognised with its declaration as Lake Tyers State …