Lake Elizabeth, Forrest

Located just a 10-minute drive from Forrest, Lake Elizabeth is a jewel of the Otways. The lake, its tranquil surroundings and picturesque walking tracks and hiking trails should be near the top of every visitor’s list of things to do in Forrest.

Hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded more than 50 years ago to form this “perched lake”. The elusive platypus can be found in the waters of the lake – wake up early or head to Lake Elizabeth at dusk to catch a glimpse of these shy Australian natives.  Lake Elizabeth is regarded as one of THE TOP SPOTS to see Platypus – and Forrest has world renown tour guides that can help you.

Camping is a great way to experience Forrest’s Lake Elizabeth, and the campground is a scenic 20-minute walk from the lake. If you’re up for a day-long adventure, you can also walk or bike to Lake Elizabeth from Forrest’s township. Lake Elizabeth really is an idyllic Otways rainforest experience not to be missed.

Lake Elizabeth Walk – Walking Maps

This campground is located 10 minutes from Forrest township.

Advanced bookings and payment are required year round for camping.  Contact Parks Victoria directly.

There are 20 campsites available accommodating a maximum of 6 people per site. All campsites are unpowered and are suitable for tents only.

Non flush toilets, shared fireplaces and picnic tables are provided. Dogs are permitted on lead. There is no direct vehicle access to the campsites. A 15 minute unloading bay is located close by and vehicle parking a short walk away.

Only allowed in fireplaces provided – supply your own wood. Fuel stoves or your own gas barbeque are preferred for cooking.

No drinking water is available – supply your own.

There is no rubbish collection at this campground. Please take all rubbish with you.