Camping at Lake Tyers State Park



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.


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.

Things To Do in the area

Lake Tyers at Lake Tyers State Park

Cultural Heritage Lake Tyers State Park

Bung Yarnda (Lake Tyers) was an important meeting place for Gunaikurnai groups throughout the area. Find out more about the rich Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of Lake Tyers.
The walking track down to Lake Tyers Beach.

Walking at Lake Tyers State Park

Explore the forest setting around Lake Tyers on one of several walking tracks in the park.
Fishing at the Glasshouse camping area in Lake Tyers State Park

Water activities at Lake Tyers

The still waters, shady banks and sandy beaches around Lake Tyers and along Ninety-Mile Beach provide great opportunities for fun in the water.
A pelican on the water at the Lakes National Park in Gippsland.

The Lakes National Park

The Lakes National Park is a peaceful bushland retreat in the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve.

How to get there


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


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 Parks

    Deer Control (ground shooting) operation underway

    Deer 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 at 

  • Camerons Arms No. 2 (Lake Tyers State Park)

    Camerons Arm Number 2 Track, Toorloo Arm - 4WD ONLY ACCESS

    Camerons Arm Number 2 Track in Lake Tyers State Park is currently 4WD ONLY access due to poor road surface. 

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