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.
Lysterfield Lake also offers two swimming beaches, 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 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.c
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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.
Lower Buckle (Lysterfield Park)
Lower Buckle Closed Area (between Lamberts Tk and Lyster Tk)Lower Buckle Trail has been experiencing heavy water damage between Lamberts Track and Lyster Track and this section is closed to protect the safety of visitors, integrity of the trails and to make repairs. Please do not ride the trail until it is reopened.
Snipe (Lysterfield Park)
Snipe Trail ClosedSnipe Trail has been experiencing heavy water damage and is closed to protect the safety of visitors, integrity of the trails and to make repairs. Please do not ride the trail until it is reopened.