Lake Tyers State Park

Lake Tyers State Park is one of the jointly managed parks within Gippsland. The Joint Management agreement recognises the fact that the Gunaikurnai people hold Aboriginal Title and maintain a strong connection to Country. As custodians of the land, they are the rightful people who speak for their Country. These parks and reserves are cultural landscapes that continue to be part of Gunaikurnai living culture. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.


If you want to listen to the rolling surf on Ninety-mile Beach, or enjoy serene views of the lake, Lake Tyers has a range of unpowered camping options available for visitors to enjoy. No fees or bookings are required. Campers must be self-sufficient and bring their own firewood and drinking water. Camping is not permitted within 20 metres of the water.

Campers wanting to enjoy the surf can camp at Pettmans or Glasshouse. Pettmans camping area has toilets and firepits, and a limited number of smaller, defined sites, so it is more suitable for smaller groups. Glasshouse is suitable for larger groups, camper vans and trailers but has no toilets, so campers need to bring their own amenities. Access to Ninety-mile Beach from the campground is via the road into the campground, and turning at the first intersection, away from the main road.

Visitors hoping for a more peaceful stay may wish to camp at Trident Arm, Ironbark or Camerons Arm No:1 camp area. These sites provide beautiful glimpses of the Lake from your campsite. These sites contain some fire pits and tables, however, you will be required you to bring your own amenities. Permanent structures or camps are not permitted.

In dry weather, it may be possible to access some areas with 2WD vehicles including campervans and caravans, but exercise caution and look out for deep potholes and wheel tracks. Roads may become impassable in wet weather. Check the latest conditions and road closures.

Enjoy fishing or boating in Lake Tyers, or take the opportunity to relax on Ninety-mile beach. Bring a picnic or a barbecue or pitch a tent and spend a night immersed in nature.

Visitor tips: Pettmans Camp area is the only site with toilets. All other sites have no facilities so campers must be self-sufficient and bring their own water and amenities. No fees or bookings apply. Please take your rubbish home for recycling or disposal. Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times. No cats or other pets are permitted. Please consider the impacts of generators, loud music and vehicles on other visitors.

Things To Do in the area

Lake Tyers at Lake Tyers State Park

Cultural Heritage Lake Tyers State Park

Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) was an important meeting place for Gunaikurnai groups throughout the area. Find out more about the rich Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of Lake Tyers.
The walking track down to Lake Tyers Beach.

Walking at Lake Tyers State Park

Explore the forest setting around Lake Tyers on one of several walking tracks in the park.
Fishing at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Water activities at Lake Tyers

The still waters, shady banks and sandy beaches around Lake Tyers and along Ninety-Mile Beach provide great opportunities for fun in the water.
A pelican on the water at the Lakes National Park in Gippsland.

The Lakes National Park

The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve.

How to get there


Lake Tyers State Park is situated approximately 350km east of Melbourne or 20km northeast of Lakes Entrance. The main access into the park is via Burnt Bridge Road or Tyers House Road. These are unsealed roads.



Need to know


Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    'Closed Public Safety Area' - Scheduled Planned Burn - Browns Track South, Nowa Nowa, Lake Tyers Area, East Gippsland

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in closure of Lake Tyers State Park from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from Monday 25th of September 2023 and is estimated to be completed by Monday 2nd of October 2023, subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Attachments: Temp Park Closure - Planned Burn - Browns Tk Nowa Nowa Lake Tyers Sept 2023 (755KB)

  • Lake Tyers State Park

    Track closures due to severe weather damage.

    Track closures due to severe weather damage. Crews will assess and reopen when safe.

    • Gibbs Track 
    • Moras Break Road
    • Reedy Arm No. 2 Track
    • Cameron’s Arm No.2 Track

    Lonely Bay Walk - tree fern loop section closed

    Lonely Bay Walk - open but tree fern loop section at the end is closed

    Ironbark Campground and Trident Arm Campground 4WD access only

    Morgans Landing Track to Ironbark Campground - open to 4WD vehicles only

    Trident Arm Track - 4WD access only to Trident Arm Campground and boat launch

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Ground shooting operations targeting deer

    Ground control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.
    Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)
    Buchan Caves Reserve
    Burrowa-Pine Mountain
    Cape Conran Coastal Park
    Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
    Cabbage Tree Creek Flora Reserve
    Errinundra National Park
    Lake Tyers State Park
    Lakes National Park
    Baw Baw National Park
    Mount Buffalo National Park
    Mount Mittamatite Regional Park
    Mount Mitta Mitta Flora Reserve
    Mount Lawson State Park
    Mount Granya State Park
    Mountain Creek Education Area
    Pheasant Creek Flora Reserve
    Wabba Wilderness Park
    Wilsons Promontory National Park

    For more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.

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Rotamah Island

Rotamah Island is a bushland delight accessible by boat via Paynesville or Loch Sport. Pack a picnic and go for a walk to enjoy scenic views and birdwatching.
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Bunga Arm

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A couple prepare a meal at their camp ground at Lakeside in Fraser Camping Area in the Lake Eildon National Park.

Fraser Camping Area in Lake Eildon National Park

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