Reedy Lake Wildlife Reserve, Kirwan’s Bridge
- At present Reedy Lake is empty of water.
- Parks Vic
- None known
Acceptable modes of transit:
- Walk, cycle, horse, mountain bike, dirt bike, 4WD
Distance & duration
- 4km wide Reedy Lake Rd has four approx. 1-2km access tracks into the lake
GPS coordinates & map
Grading (using the Parks Vic Track and Trail Grading Manual):
No common walking trails were found. The tracks to and around the lake are 4WD and dirt bike, heavily rutted and boggy when wet. Many peripheral tracks are being created. Controlled access along engineered dirt roads would improve this situation.
- Dirt bikes
- Water activities when water is present
- Highly significant Aboriginal cultural place
- Significant birdwatching site
- Diverse ecological vegetation classes within Reserve (flora)
Snakes, tree and limb falls, slippery surfaces, getting bogged, dumped rubbish, uncontrolled camping, uncontrolled tracks and trails
- Take your rubbish with you
- No potable water
- No toilets
Trailhead sign & Informational Signs
- Only a one board naming sign seen
Directional signs / bollards or trail markers
At the present time, this location appears to be dominated by 4WD and dirt bikes. Tracks were impassable by other means. Dry weather would change this. No established trails for non-mechanised use were evident. Litter and dumping of rubbish was evident. Reports mention an uncontrolled camping site. This was not seen. One concrete grated wood bbq was found near one entry point. However, it did not appear to have been used and evidence of other open fires nearby suggested camping occurs in this location at random. Reedy Lake can be enjoyed by a diverse range of recreational users, particularly when water is present in the lake. However, it is also subject to abuse. Ideally, this would be corrected by planning for improvements in multi-purpose access and oversight by Parks Vic.