Water activities

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.


The still waters, shady banks and sandy beaches around Lake Tyers and along Ninety-Mile Beach provide great opportunities for fun in the water.

Lake Tyers is a popular location for fishing. There is a boat ramp located at the township of Lake Tyers. Boats can also be loaded from the Trident Arm day area, from the shoreline. There is no formalized ramp here. Check www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au to ensure you have the appropriate boat driving licence and vessel registration. Smaller vessels such as rafts, canoes and kayaks can also be launched from the end of Happy Valley day visitor area. The tranquil waters of the numerous arms are ideal for canoeing where many species of birds can be observed. Water skiing is only permitted in the lower lake. Boating on rivers and lakes demands special care.  

Burnt Bridge, Long Point, Crystal Bay and Cherry Tree are all very popular fishing spots. Surf fishing is popular on the ocean beach at Pettmans and Gibbs Beaches. A recreational fishing licence is required to take fish (including bait and shellfish) in all Victorian marine, estuary and fresh waters. Visit vfa.vic.gov.au and check the Recreational Fishing Guide for Fishing Licences and Regulations. Some species you may catch in the lake include Flathead, Bream and Poddy Mullet. You will often see or hear a Poddy Mullet leap spectacularly from the water.


Things To Do

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

How to get there

Water activities

Lake Tyers State Park is situated approximately 350km east of Melbourne or 20km north east 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

Water activities

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.

  • 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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