The settlement of Eagle Point is situated on the western shore of Lake King, about 10 km south of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Nearby is the mouth of the Mitchell River where silt jetties extend nearly 10 km into the lake. This natural phenomenon is formed by silt deposited as the river slows down on entering the lake.
In the late 1840s C.J. Tyers, who was first Police Magistrate and then Commissioner of Crown Lands, established his residence and a police depot at Eagle Point. This bluff on the Mitchell River is supposedly named because of an eagle's nest found there.