Note the water level at Cockatoo Lake is dependent on climatic conditions. During summer the Lake may be dry.
Just west of Naracoorte you’ll find Lake Ormerod, while 28 kilometres north of the town is Cockatoo Lake, which is a favourite spot for walking, water skiing and angling. The calm waters also provide plenty of hiding spots for yabbies.
Mary Seymour Conservation Park is just a few kilometres west of Bool Lagoon and features abundant natural bushland, with numerous bird species. Seasonal orchids are among the variety of plants that can be spotted during the pleasant spring weather.
Mullinger Swamp Conservation Park, 25 kilometres north east of Naracoorte near the township of Kybybolite, has been used as a family picnic spot and a favourite yabbying waterhole for many years.
Stoney Point reserve is a short stroll along a walking trail from the Victoria Fossil Cave in Naracoorte Caves National Park. Enjoy the popular Stoney Point picnic area located near one of the Mosquito Creek waterholes. Keep your eyes open for the many native animals that live here, like Western-Grey Kangaroos, echidnas and wombats.
Big Heath Conservation Park, 29 kilometres south west of Naracoorte, offers ample opportunities for the keen bird watcher and bush walker to experience nature at its best. Fairview Conservation Park, just north of Lucindale, is famous for its abundant displays of native flowers and secluded picnic spots over its 1,400 hectares. These are no facilities at either of these parks, bushwalking in these parks is only recommended for experienced and self-sufficient bushwalkers.
Loechel Park is a large area of scrub just six kilometres from Lucindale on the Country Club Road. Walking trails provide access to many species of flora and fauna.
Further information is available from National Parks South Australia at the Naracoorte Caves National Park, telephone (08) 8762 2340 or http://www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/southeast/land/parks .