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Lake Frome Conservation Park

Lake Frome Conservation Park

The Lake Frome Conservation Park is located in the Lower South East of South Australia. It encompasses the Lake Frome basin and nearby areas.

The site was designated as a conservation site in 1993 and as a regional reserve in 1991.

Lake Frome Conservation Park, Camping, Bird Hide Walk & Map, Southend

Aside from being a stunning natural attraction, the lake is significant because it is home to rare and endemic plant species as well as internationally renowned birds and animals. Some of these animals include the Glossy Grank Skink, Swamp Antechinus, and Swordgrass Brown Butterfly, all of which rely on Lake Frome Conservation Park for their habitat and feeding.

The wetlands also function as a vital feeding ground in the winter for migratory birds, many species of which travel thousands of kilometres every year to get here. This is why it’s so critical to conserving Lake Frome, as well as the Mullins Swamp; both have already been recognised as a Wetland of Importance in Australia.

Visitors keen to explore Lake Frome Conservation Park should use a single four-wheel-drive track which starts at the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park, located 30 kilometres west. The route is flat and stony after crossing the Balcanoona Creek. There is a 3.6-kilometre return trail within Lake Frome Conservation Park that can take you to the bird hide. Along the tracks, watch out for special sightings of wildlife including kangaroos, emus, snakes, water birds, frogs, and many others.

Keep in mind that as a national park, visitors need to be sensitive about the environment. Do your part in protecting Lake Frome Conservation Park while you visit by taking your rubbish with you, observing fire restrictions, respecting heritage and geological sites, and stay on defined walking trails and vehicle tracks.

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