All South Australian parks are open for locals to visit, while social distancing. However, most facilities are closed, which includes campgrounds, playgrounds, communal facilities such as barbecues, firepits, showers & indoor camp kitchens, and bookable accommodation such as shearers’ quarters and lightkeepers’ cottages – including ForestrySA reserves
Hacks Lagoon is an excellent destination for get-togethers in the summer months.
Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park, Bird Watching, Trails & Entry Fee, SA
Basic camping facilities can be found along the shore, and picnic spots are peppered throughout the area. There are several boardwalks where kids and adults can safely go on self-guided tours without worry.
Driving to the nearby Little Bool Lagoon or Big Hill is always a great idea so that you can see some beautiful, pristine beaches. Little Bool Lagoon is home to an expansive 500-metre boardwalk over the wetlands. Going on a stroll will make you feel like you’re walking on water.
There are over 150 bird species that live here, so it’s relatively easy to see a few during your visit. The Bool Lagoon Game Reserve is nearby as well; it’s one of South Australia’s biggest freshwater systems and is home to many species of wetland wildlife and endangered birds.
The Tea-Tree Boardwalk is a wheelchair-friendly 1-kilometre boardwalk. Bringing assistance dogs is allowed provided that they are restrained on a leash. However, pets are not permitted within the park.
Other facilities include toilets, a small picnic area, gas barbecue range, and trash cans. Running water is available for showering though the water is not potable.
Hacks Lagoon is open 24 hours a day, though it’s closed during Total Fire Ban days.