Lake Stockton is surrounded by natural bush and is a very popular boating, swimming and camping area. It was built on an artificial lake, created when a closed mine was filled with water. This gives the water an amazing unnatural turquoise blue colour. As the lake is used by skiers and power boats – weekends can be noisy. Swimming is permitted, although signs warn that people swim at their own risk because, due to past mining activities, the water has a low pH level.
Lots of undefined camping sites and plenty of room for caravans. You are unable to book sites – first come, first served. Caretaker collects fees daily – approx $10 per night.
Two flushing toilets on the east side of the lake and two newly built long-drop toilets on the west side of the lake. BYO water (non-potable water may be available but boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking). Wood BBQs – BYO firewood and check fire bans. Dogs allowed on lead, please keep in mind that fox baiting does occur in this region and baits are highly toxic to domestic animals.