Police will be stepping up patrols at the Tea Tree Lake in Tyagarah after arresting a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on Wednesday.
Byron police were called to the lake after a 28-year-old international visitor, who was waiting for a friend, was approached by a partially-clothed male about 2pm.
Police said the male indecently assaulted the woman before she ran from the location to the aid of National Parks and Wildlife officers.
Police arrived and arrested a 53-year-old male from Manly, Queensland.
He was charged with Detain with Intent to commit Serious Indictable Offence, Commit Act of Indecency and Indecent Assault.
He was released on conditional bail and due to appear at Byron Bay Local Court.
Police later issued a warning to community members who visit this location to be aware of their surroundings at all times and report any suspicious behaviour to Byron Bay Police on 02 66859499 or 000 if it is an emergency.