About this park
Lake Muir is a popular stop for travellers on the Muir Highway. A good place to stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic after a long stint in the car. The lake forms part of the Muir-Byenup wetland system. Wetlands are important habitats, providing shelter, food and breeding sites for birds and other wildlife. Learn more about the area and visiting bird types at the information shelter.
Follow the boardwalk through the internationally significant wetlands to an elevated bird hide. It’s a great way to see our feathered friends without spooking them. While you’re stretching your legs, enjoy expansive views over Lake Muir.
The view is never the same twice and changes with the seasons. In hot summer months the lake may be a dry bed. Stroll along the boardwalk after heavy rains and you’ll see the lake full, in all its watery glory. Either way, it’s worth a look!
Review – Excellent panoramas
My 91 year old mother (who is confined to a wheelchair), my brother who has Parkinson’s, my sister-in-law and I would highly recommend visiting the fairly recently constructed Lake Muir Observatory and Information Centre. If you are into observing plant life, birdlife, learning more about conservation or just love a photographic opportunity, then this is the place to go. They have a boardwalk that takes you to a lookout deck, toilets, picnic table and information shelter. All of which can be accessed easily by people with mobility challenges.
Greg L – Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Lake Muir Nature Reserve.
We recognise and acknowledge Menang people as the traditional owners of Lake Muir Nature Reserve.