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Lake Glenmaggie

Lake Glenmaggie, located in Gippsland, is a very popular recreational area offering opportunities for boating, swimming and picnicking.

The lake is an annual storage which provides water for farmers throughout the Macalister Irrigation District. This means that the lake fills and empties most years.

Public Notices

New boating restrictions
The storage is now below 44% so boating speed have now changed to 5 knots as marked on the map below.



Please note that the public toilets at the Weir Wall have been closed for repair until further notice. Portable toilets have been provided.

Hours of Operation

The Lake Glenmaggie Dam Wall recreational area is open from 8.00am and closed at 8.00pm daily.

Suspected BGA Bloom

MID drains

Southern Rural Water is warning Macalister Irrigation District residents to be aware that there may be Blue Green Algae (BGA) outbreaks in local drains.

"Warm weather, still conditions and less fresh water flow means that conditions are suitable for natural algae outbreaks," said Manager Sustainability, Craig Smith.

"We urge anyone who sees water with algal blooms to avoid contact, and not use it for any domestic purpose, including drinking water for stock or people."

Irrigators who use the drains are encouraged to take extra care to avoid spray drift and inhaling contaminated water.

More information

  • contact us on 1300 139 510

Facilities and What to Do

Lake Glenmaggie is popular for boating, fishing, swimming and picnics. Camping is available at the privately operated Lake Glenmaggie Caravan Park.

Facilities at our two main recreation areas, the dam wall and Sandy Point, include:

Recreational Facilities – Dam Wall

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Recreational Facilities – Sandy Point

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Things to Note
  • You must take your litter home with you
  • Camping, firearms and horses are not permitted
  • Dogs must be on leads at all times.


Lake Glenmaggie is located on the Macalister River in Central Gippsland, Victoria – VicRoad Reference Map 82 E8.

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