About the lake

Lake Leschenaultia is a 168 hectare bushland well-known for its canoeing, swimming, cycling and barbeque facilities. The Lake is the perfect spot for a family outing with cool shaded areas, lawns, white sand beaches and playground equipment.

Please note that dogs* and other pets are prohibited at the lake.

(*Except where a dog is approved in writing by the Shire or are registered Assistance Dogs (an authorisation card must be carried when entering the park).

Location and directions

Lake Leschenaultia is located at 2135 Rosedale Road, Chidlow, just 45 minutes east of the Perth CBD and is accessed via Great Eastern Highway.

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Entry and opening hours

Entry into Lake Leschenaultia is free

The lake is usually open every day of the year as follows (except for days when the Fire Danger Rating is Extreme or above. Lake Leschenaultia falls under the "Swan Inland North" district under the Bureau of Meteorology Fire Danger Rating table):

  • Monday to Friday - gates open at 8.30am
  • Weekends - gates open at 8am.

Gates close half an hour after sunset all year round.

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Fire Danger Ratings and lake open and closures 

Public access to Lake Leschenaultia is assessed on a regular basis. In November 2023, the Shire determined that public access to Lake Leschenaultia will be once again assessed to align with the Fire Danger Ratings. 

Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating: The lake will be closed to both the public and campers on Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating days.

Extreme Fire Danger Rating: The lake will be closed to the public but open to campers on Extreme Fire Danger Rating days.

However, the Shire's CEO, on advice and in consultation with the Chief Bush Fire Control Officer, has the authority to keep the lake open to the public when the Fire Danger Rating is Extreme and local weather conditions are considered to be milder. 

Visitors to the lake are reminded that it's imperative to recognise that weather conditions can be unpredictable, and circumstances may change at short notice.

Therefore, visitors to the lake are encouraged to remain vigilant, continue to monitor Emergency WA for potential updates.

We also encourage visitors to check the Lake Leschenaultia Facebook page for potential updates.

Check the Lake Closures in Bushfire Season page for more details.

Lake facilities and services

The Lake has cool shaded areas, lawns, white sand beaches and playground equipment.

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      More information and contact

      Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor Centre can answer most enquiries relating to Lake Leschenaultia. They also make group campsite bookings and reserve shelters and lawn areas.

      The visitor centre can be contacted via phone on (08) 9290 6736 or visit in person at 7225 Great Eastern Highway during the following times:

      • Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm
      • Sunday and most public holidays* from 10am to 2.30pm

      *Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

      See also:

      Lake Use Safety and Restrictions (what is prohibited)