The lake at the reserve is a popular swimming hole for locals, created during the gold rush days from dredge mining. Take your own picnic and shade and enjoy a cool swim during warm summer days and evenings.
Allans Flat Reserve is managed as a Family Fishing Lake and stocked twice yearly with rainbow trout and annually with golden perch. The lake was created by gold dredging operations.
A Recreational Fishing Licence is required unless you are under 18 years or over 70 years old. Contact the Yackandandah Visitor Information Centre for a list of retailers where licences can be purchased and information on bait and tackle supplies.
The turn-off is easy to miss so keep an eye-out for the unmade road that is the entrance to the Reserve.