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Lake Glenmaggie

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.

Hours of operation

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

Facilities and what we 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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Please note: There is no public access for any activity beyond the barrier near the weir wall.

Recreational facilities – Sandy Point

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Request to hold events

From time to time, people wish to hold events at our recreational facilities including festivals, birthday parties and weddings. We cannot close our recreational facilities for private events and you cannot book sites. 

You must have permission to hold any organised entertainment, rally, boating event or regatta, festival, public meeting, training class or demonstration, wedding or similar ceremony, or private functions for 30 or more people.

Please email us with your request in writing.

Not permitted

While visiting our facilities you are not permitted to:

  • camp or stay overnight
  • have fires or fire pits
  • leave rubbish - all our sites are carry in carry out zones
  • reserve any picnic areas
  • drive or ride motorbikes along the shoreline or in fenced areas
  • enter prohibited areas
  • vandalise the facilities
  • hunt, carry or discharge a firearm
  • ride or walk horses anywhere, including in the water.
  • use the park or picnic areas outside of opening hours
  • undertake any dangerous activities including
    abseiling, paraflying, shooting and archery.


Lake Glenmaggie Boating Procedure

Recreational facilities – Dam Wall
Recreational facilities – Sandy Point

Certain activities are prohibited at our reservoirs and recreational areas to protect water quality and the environment. These include stalls and markets, horse riding, abseiling, shooting, archery, paraflying, construction of jetties / pontoons and aircraft landing on the water without written permission.

There is no entry fee into Glenmaggie Reservoir. Picnic areas cannot be reserved.

All of our recreational facilities including Glenmaggie Reservoir have a carry-in carry-out policy, meaning any litter you bring with you must be taken home with you.

All native animals and plants are protected by law.

Visitor conduct

For the safety and comfort of all visitors, please:

• consider your fellow guests and keep noise to a minimum
• obey all signs and notices
• comply with directions of SRW officers and security personnel
• keep picnic areas and BBQs clean
• keep within the speed limits
• use toilet facilities provided.

Fires prohibited
As part of its commitment to adopting the best environmental practices, SRW prohibits fires at all of its recreational areas at all times.o

More information
For more information, contact us on 1300 139 510 or visit

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

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.