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  • Melbourne Water is upgrading the Upper Yarra Reservoir dam wall. The works area will encompass Upper Yarra Dam Road, Upper Yarra Reservoir Campground, day use areas, walking tracks and the reservoir embankment.Minor works will commence in March 2019 through to June 2019. You will notice some traffic and noise during this time and some intermittent temporary closures may occur prior to the full closure of the reservoir park on 11 June 2019 (after the Queen’s Birthday long weekend).  The park will remain closed to the public until mid-2021.Upon completion of works public access to the park and it’s amenities will be reinstated. Some improvements will be made to the existing facilities during the closure in order to enhance the level of amenity provided in the park.For more information on these works or to register your interest in the campground facilities upgrade please visit www.melbournewater.com.au or contact Melbourne Water on 1800 560 622 or email uydupgrade@melbournewater.com.auDuring this closure, for an alternative campground please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963. at Camping , Thursday 31 January, 2019
  • Shower facilities at Upper Yarra Reservoir will be closed until further notice. The closure follows monitoring results which confirmed the septic treatment system does not comply with approved EPA standards. Parks Victoria will continue to monitor the performance of the septic treatment system. Note: The price of camping has been reduced to reflect the facilities closure. The toilets are unaffected. at Camping , Wednesday 29 March, 2017
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Camping
Picnicking
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Upper Yarra Reservoir was assessed for accessibility in early 2012.

The main picnic area is McVeigh's Picnic area. Facilities include gas and wood fired barbecues, rotunda, toilets and picnic tables. There is a carpark nearby but there is no designated disabled parking. There are no designated disabled toilets at McVeigh's either.

The camping area is just down from the park office. Most of the campsites are on gentle slopes however, there are several sites that are reasonably level and relatively close to the carpark and toilets. Facilities include toilets, sheltered gas barbecues and a wet weather hall. There is a unisex disabled toilet, but it does not have shower facilities.

The short walks to the McVeigh's water wheel and the Dam Wall Lookout are both reasonably accessible.

For detailed accessibility information and photos, click on the links below to camping, walking and picnicking.

  • This park has been rated 4 stars by users
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    camping - family

    Camping Upper Yarra Reservoir Park is a great location for camping - spacious and relaxed.Facilities include toilets, large wet weather hall, picnic tables and barbecues.Advanced bookings and payment are required. You…

  • family picnic

    Picnicking Have a picnic or barbecue in the attractive and peaceful grounds.Wood barbecues are provided.The wet weather hall, that once served as the mess room for the dam construction team, provides…

  • walking - park

    Walking There are several delightful short walks and lookouts over and around the reservoir. Fern Gully Track 500m - - Easy (No dogs allowed) A beautiful shaded self-guided walk through tall…