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Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park

Crusoe Road, Kangaroo Flat

Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park encompasses 210-hectares surrounded by the Greater Bendigo National Park and is known for its beautiful landscape, indigenous vegetation, rich cultural heritage and recreational opportunities.

Please note dogs are not permitted in Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 park unless they are assistance animals as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 or law enforcement dogs.


  • Wide shared paths
  • Accessible toilets
  • Tables and seating
  • Parking
Jogging and cycling

There are a series of measured jogging and cycling tracks which are sign-posted and colour-coded.

  • The track around Crusoe Reservoir is 3.3kms
  • The track around No. 7 Reservoir is 1.4kms
  • The link track between the two is 1.4kms
Fishing and water play

Crusoe Reservoir can be used for: 

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Small scale sailing
  • Fishing (Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Redfin and Tench)

The No. 7 Reservoir is an established conservation area and cannot be used for fishing. This reservoir is home to many species of flora and fauna including the Freshwater Catfish, which in Victoria has been classified as a vulnerable species.

Swimming lessons

VICSWIM operates at Crusoe Reservoir during January.


The area is dominated by box ironbark forest ecology. On your visit you'll see many examples of revegetation and habitat restoration works such as frog ponds, storm water harvesting, nest box installations and native grass lawns.

Make a group booking to learn about the flora and fauna of the area.

Contact the Friends of Crusoe Reservoir and No. 7 Park to get involved. They assist us in promoting, protecting and enhancing the park.