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
How to get there
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
Mountain Bike Trails Closed at Lysterfield ParkThe mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park are closed due to extreme wet weather and storm damage.
Lysterfield Lake (Lysterfield Park)
Change of Conditions - Lysterfield LakeSwimming beaches have now been opened to Park visitors at Lysterfield Lake Park. Most recent water testing have identified bacteria levels are within a safe threshold.