Lysterfield Lake is known as one of the best lakes to swim in Victoria. The swimming beaches have gentle waters and a gradual increase in depth, making them a popular swimming spot for families with kids.
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 to make sure your day out at Lysterfield Park is a safe and enjoyable one.
Things to do
Picnic areas in Lysterfield Park
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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 Sites
All mountain bike trails closedSingle Trail Network ClosureDue to recent heavy rainfall, a wet winter and significant rider traffic, all mountain bike trails are severely impacted with very muddy conditions and deteriorating track condition. To prevent further damage, all single track mountain bike trails are temporarily closed. Trails will be re-opened following maintenance and drier conditions which we anticipate will be Monday 1 November 2021. Lake Circuit Trail and all fire trails will remain open.These closures ensure visitors remain safe in the park, and protect the trail network from unnecessary degradation. Thank you for respecting the closures and we hope to see you on the trails soon.Aneurysm TrailAneurysm Trail has significant damage in sections and will require repairs, to return the trail to its graded (Black Diamond) condition before reopening. These repairs will also need time to settle. As a result, the Aneurysm Trail will remain closed until 1 November 2021 once works have been completed.