Swan Lake Campground

Last Updated Dec 2013 | Originally suggested by Peter

Swan Lake has toilets Swan Lake has water available There are bbqs available at Swan Lake

A grassy, open flat about 500m from the placid, picturesque Swan Lake which is set amidst dunes and a rocky outcrop.

Specific sites are relatively large but lined up like an army camp with no shade or internal shrubs.

Surrounded by dense coastal scrub.

Pit toilets, tap water

Prolific bird life: water birds including pelicans, swans and ducks; honeyeaters, wrens and fantails in the coastal scrub. Kangaroos and emus are common.

Further from the ocean than Lake Monibeong, a 1.5k walking track follows the line of the Johnstone Creek through very large, extended and mobile dunes to the endless surf beach (fishing, swimming dangerous). Upstream of the lake is a small but spectacular waterfall.

Rated at 3.2/5

Facilities and activities at Swan Lake

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

$9 (2001)

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Bookings can be made over the phone or internet.

How to book:

Pre-pay fees & book site at National Park Office - Nelson or Princes Margaret Caves or on line at www.parkstay.vic.gov.au


Longdrop or composting


Not allowed

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

It is not known if fires are allowed in this campground.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.


There is no fishing at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:

Picnic tables are not provided at this camsite

Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

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Location information for Swan Lake

This campsite is in Discovery Bay Coastal Park

Protecting around 105 square km of coastline.

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This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Situated near the coast south-east of Nelson, north-west of Portland.

Access from Portland: North 5.2k on the Henty Hwy [A1], left (nor-west) 30k on the Portland-Nelson Rd, left (south) 2k on the Swan Lake Rd (gravel, steep sections) to T junction, right (west) 1.1k, left (south) 0.3k. Signed on the right.

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