Lake Lyell Recreation Park - South Bowenfels


3.8 from 28 users


Magpie Hollow Rd, South Bowenfels, New South Wales

(02) 6355-6347


Lake Lyell is situated on the outskirts of Lithgow approximately 2 and a half hours from Sydney. It was originally built in 1982 by Delta Electricity for the Mount Piper and Wallerawang Power Stations. The capacity is 34500MI, surface area 238ha, with the maximum water depth at 38m. Facilities include kiosk, boat ramp, amenities block with hot showers(need multiple $1 coin for showers), toilets, disabled toilet, covered BBQ area, kayak hire, picnic benches, park, designated swimming area, powered and non-powered camping sites suitable for vans, tents, camping trailers, caravans and motorhomes. This popular area is utilised to fish, water ski, camp, 4WD, swim, canoe, kayak, picnic and jet ski. Fishing is plenty! Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Australian Bass are the species found in Lake Lyell.

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Lat: -33.524453 Lng: 150.076881

User Reviews


J & K Aussie Travel

We loved our stay here, we had site 1 (powered site) large, flat, private site close to everything, we also caught our first Australian Bass here. Check it all out on our Lake Lyell YouTube video - J & K Aussie Travel



Visited for a look. The sites on the waterfront are absolutely trashed from 4WD vehicles driving over water soaked ground turning it to MUD! My advice is avoid after rain. The water front sites are also very narrow and not long as the access road is bounded by an embankment. It's probably ok in dry weather conditions. It costs $7 per vehicle to just enter the park if visiting or boating.



Great little spot to get away. Kids had a ball and were kept busy. Amenities blocks were a bit of a let down - could do with another one in peak times


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