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.
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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.
Pettmans Beach (Ewing Morass Wildlife Reserve, Lake Tyers State Park)
Pettmans Campground CLOSED due to floodingPettmans Campground in Lake Tyers State Park is closed until further notice due to flooding. The entire campground has flooded and is inaccessible. The road is closed at the Apiary Site on Pettmans Road. Please comply with road closure signage - significant penalties apply for breaching road closures.
Lake Tyers State Park
Roads and tracks CLOSED due to flood damageLakes Tyers State Park was impacted by flooding in early April and some sites are currently closed. Monitor this page for updated site closures.Assessments are ongoing and further areas may be closed at short notice or not accessible on arrival.Please comply with road closure signage - significant penalties apply for breaching closure signage.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underwayDeer control is being undertaken in this park from October 2021 to June 2022. Some localised access restrictions may apply. Find out more about this program.