Lake Lyell is a beautiful destination within two hours drive from Sydney. It provides visitors with access to the lake via a concrete boat ramp for waterskiing, fishing, kayaking and general boating. The park has both powered and unpowered sites, hot showers, free barbecues, and a children’s’ playground. It is a magnificent bush setting, and only 10 minutes from Lithgow.
The park also has a number of picnic tables, catering for overnight visitors and day visitors.
Lake Lyell provides cooling water for both Wallerawang and Mount Piper Power Stations. The Lake is connected to Wallerawang Lake by pipeline and hence to Wallerawang and Mount Piper Stations. Water is pumped from Lake Lyell Dam on the Cox’s River, about 20 kilometres from the power station to the Thompson’s Creek Dam, close to Mount Piper, which provides an additional 27,000 mega litres of cooling water.