Lysterfield Lake

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Lysterfield Lake

Lysterfield Park

Lysterfield Lake is very popular for canoeing, kayaking and sailing.

Lysterfield Lake also offers two beaches suitable for walk in swimming access both located near Beach Carpark at the southern end of the lake. The lake is not patrolled by lifeguards and children should be supervised at all times. Due to unpredictable depths and waterbird habitat, swimming is not permitted elsewhere in the lake. The boat ramp allows access for sailing, canoeing, and stand up paddle boarding (no powered vessels allowed).

There is lots to explore on the large lake. Go canoeing or kayaking to view waterbirds and habitat that can't be seen from land. On a calm day, the lake is a perfect place to refine your stand-up paddle boarding.

The 82ha lake is a great place for non-powered boating and sailing. Boat trailer parking is available and there is a boat launching and rigging zone. Model boating is allowed, but only non-powered craft can be used.

Go sailing on monohull boats up to 5 metres long or multi-hull boats up to 4.3 metres long. Lysterfield Sailing Club welcomes new members. Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 for more information.

As rivers, lakes and reservoirs are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice together with the water safety signage in the park to make sure your day out Lysterfield Park is a safe and enjoyable one.

Things to do

 
Two friends in activewear walk away from the lake.

Lake Circuit Trail

Walk, run or cycle this popular trail, which weaves among native vegetation around the picturesque Lysterfield Lake. You're almost guaranteed to see kangaroos and other wildlife along the way.
Three friends share a picnic on the shores of Lysterfield Lake.

Picnic areas in Lysterfield Park

There are two picnic areas along the lake shore and both have toilets, picnic tables and free electric barbecues.
Three mountain bikers turn left through a berm.

Mountain biking at Lysterfield Park

Explore a 24km network of purpose-built mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park, suitable for all skill levels.

How to get there

Lysterfield Lake

Need to know

Lysterfield Lake

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

    All Mountain Bike Trails at Lysterfield Park Closed

    With persistent rainfall and strong winds over the past two weeks, all mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park will remain closed until further notice.
     
    This is a necessary decision to protect the safety of visitors and maintain the integrity of the trails.
     
    The condition of the Lysterfield Park mountain bike trails will be monitored closely and will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.
     
    Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
     
    Updated 23 November 2022

    Extended - Mountain Bike Trail Network Temporarily Closed - ALL TRAILS

    With persistent rainfall and strong winds over the past two weeks, all mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park will remain closed until further notice.
     
    This is a necessary decision to protect the safety of visitors and maintain the integrity of the trails.
     
    The condition of the Lysterfield Park mountain bike trails will be monitored closely and will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.
     
    Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
     
    Updated 23 November 2022

    Attachments: Lysterfield MTB trail closure info (7,217KB)

  • Lysterfield Park

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

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A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

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Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

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