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Naracoorte Swimming Lake

THE NARACOORTE SWIMMING LAKE IS OPEN EVERYDAY OVER EASTER 2018 The Swimming Lake is usually open from 1st December to 31st March. The Naracoorte Swimming Lake is the perfect place to cool off on a hot Summer Day. Admission to the Lake is free.

BBQ Facilities Fenced Equipment Picnic Area Play Equipment Shelter Toilets
Moore Street
Facilities Park

Open 1st December to 31st March. The perfect place to cool off on a hot Summer day.

Enjoy the lawns, shady trees, playground and barbeque facilities. 

The whole area is an alcohol free zone and there are no animals allowed in this area.

The Naracoorte Swimming Lake was constructed in the early 1960s by a group of Town's people who donated their time and land to build the lake. It was handed over to Council to run after it was finished.

The lake holds 11 million litres of water and ranges from 1m to 2m deep in the middle of the pool.  It is seven times the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool.  It has a concrete floor and walls, reticulated and chlorinated water, a safety fence, a canteen, an ammenities block and a beach. 

To ensure the safety of everyone using the Lake please ensure you comply with the Swimming Lake Responsibility Code:

The safety of the Naracoorte Swimming Lake is a shared responsibility that requires a co operative and community approach. Observe the code below and share with others the responsibility for a great experience at the Naracoorte Swimming Lake.


  1. Observe and obey all signs and warnings at the lake as well as all lawful directives given by Police and Council Officers, including Lifeguards.
  2. Always check the lake depth before entering the water. Enter the water in a safe manner and check for other swimmers before jumping in. You must avoid people already in the water.
  3. Always be respectful of other people and the nature of their particular lake activity.
  4. Never run on wet areas at the lake. Always move around the lake in a safe manner.
  5. If you are involved in or witness an incident at the lake, remain at the scene and identify yourself to Council Officers.
  6. Do not swim, bathe or undertake any other aquatic activity if your ability is impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  7. Always swim in water that is a safe depth for your capability. Take lessons from a qualified instructor to progress and learn swimming, first aid and resuscitation skills.
  8. Children under the age of 10 must be actively supervised by a responsible person over the age of 16 at all times.
  9. Parents and carers must communicate and establish responsibility for direct supervision of children at all times around water. Designate at least one adult “Water Watcher” to supervise children around the lake. Don't rely on older siblings or other children to supervise swimmers and don’t rely on swimming lessons, flotation devices or other equipment to make a child "water safe."
  10. Always swim with a friend and keep a look out for your mates.


Police, Security and Council staff are at the swimming lake to assist, educate and help you to understand the Aquatic Responsibility Code. This will ensure that all patrons enjoy themselves at the Naracoorte Swimming Lake. Irresponsible, reckless and anti social behavior may result in immediate suspension from Swimming Lake use and possible expiation.