Lysterfield Lake (Lysterfield Park)


Lysterfield Lake (Lysterfield Park)

Lysterfield Lake is a very popular recreational spot. From canoeing, kayaking to sailing, spend the warm afternoons adventuring or relaxing by the waters edge. Take a refreshing swim in one of two protected swimming bays with sandy shores. Always ensure you are following accurate signage on the day. The lake offers unique opportunities to view waterbirds and shoreline habitat not viewable from land. For many, the lake is unexpectedly large with lots of surrounding mountain bike and walking tracks to explore. On a calm day, the lake is a great place to refine your skills on a stand-up paddle board or to splash around in the shallows.

Park gates are closed between dusk and dawn.

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Lysterfield Lake (Lysterfield Park)

Need to know

Lysterfield Lake (Lysterfield Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No firearms allowed
  • Boating zones apply
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses


  • Water hazards
    • Dam
    • Strong currents
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Barbeques not in operation

  • Parks 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. 

Lyster Track CLOSED until further notice

A section of Lyster Track, between Boys Farm Track and Lower Buckle Trail, is CLOSED until further notice. This is due to erosion and degradation of the track surface causing unsafe conditions. We are working to repair the issue and recommend detouring via Boys Farm Track or Powells Track (towards East West Break or Lamberts Track) in the meantime (see attached Detour Map).

Attachments: Lyster Track Detour Map (85KB)

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