Walkers Lake, Victoria was just another dry lake bed in the Wimmera region. Since early 2016 the lake has transformed with a new boat ramp installed and the return of much-needed water from the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline. With water back in the lake, Walkers Lake has become a popular free campground for campers, with recreational skiing and fishing.
WHERE TO FIND WALKERS LAKE?
Walkers Lake is located on the Donald-Avon Plains road and 275km North West of Melbourne. Located centrally in between the townships of Donald, Marnoo and St Arnaud.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT WALKERS LAKE?
Having the lake back to its former glory it is giving families better opportunities to spend quality time together outdoors. With free camping in Australia more popular than ever, this is a popular spot for Caravans, Camper Trailers, and Tents to camp. It’s lakeside camping at its finest as there is plenty of space around the lake to set up camp.
FACILITIES AT WALKERS LAKE
The lakes only facility is the one eco-toilet and its located near the Entrance & Boat Ramp. There is plenty of space around the lake for you to set up camp, however, keep in mind the area can be quite rough and trying to park with a big van could be difficult. Its recommended accessing the area first.
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WHAT TO DO NEAR WALKERS LAKE?
Apart from walking, swimming, fishing skiing, and relaxing on the banks of the lake. You can take a drive into the townships of Donald, St Arnaud, and Marnoo to see what these communities have on offer. One of our top recommendations is to call into Kookas Country Cookies for some of Donald’s local made biscuits and whilst you visit, even ask for a factory tour. If your looking for other free-range camping or low-cost camping options in the area consider Wooroonook Lake or Watchem Lake.
Have you seen some of Victoria’s Incredible Silo Art? You’re only a short drive to the start of the incredible Silo Art Trail in the Yarriambiack Shire. Read our post on Victoria’s Outdoor Silo Art Gallery
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