Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park

Entry and camping fees apply in this park and the way that you can pay has changed.

Please pay for vehicle entry and book your camp site online before you go.

Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this park.

Bool Lagoon is one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in southern Australia. This seasonal wetland is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides essential drought refuge for many rare and endangered bird species.

Take a drive to the top of Big Hill to see just how big these wetlands really are. The extended drive via Bool Lagoon and Moyhall Roads to Little Bool Lagoon is also worth the effort. The open water of Little Bool Lagoon is a popular venue for many waterbirds.

The boardwalk, extending 500 metres over the wetlands, gives you the feeling of walking on water. Brolgas, commonly associated with northern Australia, are perhaps the most spectacular of the 150 species of birds that visit this area. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and listen carefully for the creatures of the wetlands, especially the insects and frogs.

Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park adjoins the main basin of Bool Lagoon Game Reserve. Whether you are a birdwatcher, a lover of open space, or merely wish to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Hacks Lagoon offers another wetland habitat to explore.

Location

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve and Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park is located 360km south east of Adelaide.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Closed on Total Fire Ban days.

Fees

Vehicle entry and camping fees apply in this park.

Pay for vehicle entry and book your campsite online before you go.

Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this park.

We encourage pre-booking online, but agents for Limestone Coast park cash payments are being set up and will be available in February.

Regional visitor information centres have computers available for online bookings, read the frequently asked questions for more information.

Camping and accommodation

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve's camping area is a bird-lover's paradise. Book and pay online before you go.

Important information for campers:
• Fire restrictions apply.
• The collection of firewood (either dead or alive) is prohibited. Please conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas stoves or bring your own wood.
• Be self-sufficient and carry adequate supplies of drinking water - do not rely on tanks or creeks for water.

Fire information

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 10 November 2014 to 30 April 2015.

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8762 3412

Important information

The water levels in this wetland vary with the seasonal climatic conditions. To find out about current conditions in the lagoon contact the local DEWNR office.

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