The Rocklands Reservoir is the second largest reservoir in Victoria, known for its various tourist activities and attractions and wonderful views of the Grampians National Park. Constructed during the 1950s, the Reservoir is a major attraction just 15 minutes from Balmoral with visitors coming to enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking and picnicking among other things. The Reservoir is ideal for fishing with hundreds of native fish species as well being great for skiing with boat ramps and power boating allowed. Covering over 6700 hectares of land, it has plenty of spots for visitors to use for recreation and camping. There are 7 pet friendly, free camp grounds along the Reservoir’s edge, plus the Rocklands Tourist Caravan Park, offering pet-friendly powered and unpowered sites. The caravan park is located right near the dam wall, only minutes to the Reservoir and boat ramp. Glendinning is the largest of the free camps just 45 minutes from Hamilton or 15 minutes from Balmoral and is suitable for both camping and caravanning.
Glendinning along with Ferguson’s and Mountain Dam have toilet blocks and boat ramps. Fires are permitted at all camps in accordance with State regulations. While the main wall area of the Reservoir and Glendinning Campground is easily accessible for 2WD, other campsites may require 4WD vehicles. For those preferring indoor accommodation there is also a range of cottages and lodges available to stay in only a short stroll from the Reservoir. The area is renowned as a hotspot for various crystals and semi-precious stones for those keen to fossick as well as having the Black Range State Park located at the northern end of the Reservoir offering various bushwalks. With so much to do at Rocklands there is something to please everyone.
For detailed maps, visitor information and local recommendations, contact our friendly tourism team at the Visitor Information Centre on 1800 807 056.
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