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.
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Picnic areas in Lysterfield Park
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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.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Storm Emergency - Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park closedDue to severe storm damage sustained on 13 February 2024, Churchill National Park and Lysterfield Park are closed until further notice.For your safety, please avoid the area while park teams and emergency services work on tree removal and safety measures.Over the past two weeks, significant work has taken place by Parks Victoria and Forest Fire Management teams to clear management vehicle trails, picnic areas and trails. There is still significant damage to walking and mountain bike trails and several hidden hazardous hanging branches. Accordingly all trails and visitor sites are inaccessible and remain closed.Remember, disobeying closure orders is an offense under the National Parks Act, with fines for non-compliance. Stay tuned here for updates on reopening. Alternative destinations nearby - Cardinia Reservoir Park and Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve are open.Teams have been tirelessly working in the area since the storm assessing and removing risks. But this work is expected to take some time due to the enormity of the task. Thank you for your understanding.Updated 28 February 2024
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Lysterfield Picnic Area (Lysterfield Park)
Some barbeques not in operationParks Victoria is carrying out inspections in all of our barbecues in our parks. Following these inspections, some barbecues have been temporarily closed until they can be attended by a licenced contractor. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.Visitor safety is our top priority and we advise people to please not to use any barbecue facilities that have been closed. We expect the impacted barbecues to reopen in the coming weeks.