Coongie Lakes National Park
Coongie Lakes National Park has reopened. After being closed due to floodwaters, the floodplains north of Kudriemitchie have finally dried out.
Coongie Lakes National Park is one of the most spectacular of South Australia's natural attractions. The park is a pristine water world made up of channels, waterholes, lakes, internal deltas, shallow floodplains and interdune corridors and swamps.
This arid wetland plays host to a diversity of wildlife including native birds, fish, reptiles and frogs and transforms into a breeding ground for an enormous number of migratory birds from around the world.
Birdwatching, photography, bushwalking and canoeing are popular ways to enjoy the park's wilderness setting.
Co-management of the park involves a partnership between the government of South Australia and traditional owners to share responsibility and decision making for the strategic management of the park. A co-management committee (in accordance with a co-management agreement between the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation and the traditional owners, Yandruwandha and Yawarrawarrka people) co-manage Coongie Lakes National Park.
Coongie Lakes National Park is located 100km north west of Innamincka. Access is along the Strzelecki Track, via Leigh Creek.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Desert Parks Hotline - Phone: 1800 816 078
DEWNR Port Augusta office - Phone: (+61 8) 8648 5300
Transport SA Road Report Hotline - Phone: 1300 361 033
Wildlife of the Desert Parks (419kb pdf)
Please refer to the latest Desert Parks Bulletin (65kb pdf) for current access and road condition information.
This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.
Access may be restricted due to local road conditions.
Wood fires are not permitted all year round, please use liquid or gas stoves only. Gas fires are permitted other than on days of Total Fire Ban.
Not permitted in Coongie Lakes National Park:
• dogs and other pets
Innamincka Regional Reserve and Coongie Lakes National Park brochure (1.02mb pdf)
Desert Parks of South Australia (3.46mb pdf)
Parks Guide - Flinders Ranges and Outback (1.41mb pdf)
Remote Area Travel Information brochure (2.12mb pdf)