Loch Luna and Moorook Game Reserves

  • Picnic Areas
  • Campfires Permitted
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Dogs on Lead
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Walking Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
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Loch Luna SA Map

Enjoy the serenity as you canoe or fish along the waterways of Loch Luna and Moorook Game Reserves, watching numerous aquatic birds. Or simply enjoy a picnic and then make most of the peaceful surroundings at night by camping at the designated camping spots beside the river.

Loch Luna SA Map

Enjoy the serenity as you canoe or fish along the waterways of Loch Luna and Moorook Game Reserves, watching numerous aquatic birds. Or simply enjoy a picnic and then make most of the peaceful surroundings at night by camping at the designated camping spots beside the river.

About

Explore the floodplains and wetlands of Loch Luna Game Reserve and the adjacent Moorook Game Reserve. Watchels Lagoon (which can be seen on the right heading towards Berri over the Kingston Bridge) and Loch Luna (to the left of the Kingston Bridge) boasts numerous narrow creeks and shallow swamps that provide important habitats for many aquatic birds and mammals, including herons and the rare white bellied sea eagle.

Waterfowl hunting is permitted in the reserves on declared open days. Please check the DEWNR website for open dates and more information on duck hunting open season before undertaking any hunting activities.

Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Contact details

Natural Resource Office - Berri

Phone: (+61 8) 8580 1800

Getting there

Loch Luna Game Reserve and Moorook Game Reserve are located 225km north east of Adelaide. 

Access to both reserves is via the Sturt Highway. Access to Loch Luna Game Reserve is off the Barmera-Morgan Road, near Nappers Bridge. Access to Moorook Game Reserve is off the Moorook-Loxton Road.

Pets in parks

Dogs are permitted in the Kaiser Strip area only, on the southern side of Kingston Bridge causeway.

You must keep your dog on a lead and under your control at all times. Don't forget to bring your disposable 'doggie-doo' bag to clean up after your dog.

Pets are not permitted in other areas of the park.

Facilities

There are picnic areas, BBQ facilities, toilets and campsite facilities available within this park.

Traditional owners

Aboriginal South Australians are the first peoples of our State and have occupied, enjoyed and managed these lands and waters since the creation. For SA's First Peoples, creation ancestors laid down the laws of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state. 

Aboriginal peoples' oral histories and creation stories traverse the length and breadth of Australia’s lands and waters, including South Australian Parks. These stories interconnect land and waters with complex meaning and values and hold great cultural significance. We recognise and respect Aboriginal people's ownership of their stories and that they hold rights and obligations to care for Country. It is through these rights and cultural obligations and a shared goal to protect the environment for generations to come that DEWNR is committed to meaningful collaboration and involvement with Aboriginal peoples in the management of our shared parks.

See and do

Bushwalking

There is currently no bushwalking information available for this park, please contact the park office for more information. 

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is currently not permitted in this park. 

Stay in the park

There are four designated campgrounds by the river.

  • Kaiser Strip
  • Loch Luna
  • Moorook
  • Sugarloaf

Canoeing

Discover the peaceful waterways of the River Murray by canoe and observe the diverse birdlife.

For information on how to purchase detailed, independently produced canoe trail maps please contact the Berri Barmera Visitor and Information Centre or the Renmark Paringa Visitor Information Centre.

Boating

Cogdobla, Moorook and Kingston on Murray boat ramps are available for launching boats.

Volunteering

If you think you might be interested in volunteering opportunities within this park please contact our Volunteer Support Unit.

Safety

Bushwalking

Bushwalking is a fantastic way to connect with nature, keep fit and spend time with family and friends. 

South Australia's national parks feature a range of trails that let you experience a diversity of landscapes. Our trails cater for all levels of fitness and adventure and our classification system makes it easy to select an experience suitable for you.

Camping

When camping in a National Park, it's important to remember the following:

  • Always let someone responsible know your travel plans, especially when travelling in remote areas. It's a good idea to let them know when you expect to return.
  • Check the weather forecast before you leave, including overnight temperatures on the Bureau of Meteorology. Even during very mild weather, the nights can get very cold. 
  • The quality and quantity of water cannot be guaranteed within parks. Please bring plenty of water and food to be self-sufficient.
  • Always camp in designated sites (where applicable) - do not camp beneath trees with overhanging branches, as they can drop without warning. It's also a good idea to check that there no insect nests nearby.
  • Check to make sure you're not camping in a natural waterway, flash floods can happen anytime.
  • If camp fires are permitted, you must bring your own firewood, as the collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited. Extinguish your camp fire with water (not sand or dirt) until the hissing sound stops.
  • Ensure that you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

Fire

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Fire restrictions

  • Wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted outside the annual Fire Danger Season.
  • You must bring your own firewood, as the collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.
  • Gas fires are permitted through the year, other than on days of Total Fire Ban.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

Know before you go

Every national park is different, each has its own unique environment, it is important to be responsible while enjoying all the park has to offer.

Please ensure that you:

  • leave your pets at home
  • do not feed birds or other animals, it promotes aggressive behaviour and an unbalanced ecology
  • do not bring generators (except where permitted), chainsaws or firearms into the park
  • leave the park as you found it - place rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you
  • abide by the road rules (maintain the speed limit)
  • respect geological and heritage sites
  • do not remove native plants
  • are considerate of other park users.

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Fees

Entry fees

Vehicle entry to this park is free, however fees apply for camping.

Park pass

Holiday Park Pass and Multi Park Pass

Want to explore SA’s parks all year round? Purchase a Multi Park Pass (12 months), or a Holiday Park Pass (for 2 months) which entitles you to vehicle entry and optional camping not just for this park, but up to an additional 58 parks as well!

Camping and accommodation

A self-registration station is available in this park. Please bring correct money as change is not available.

Campsite fees (per night)

Vehicle (max 8 people) - $11
Hikers/cyclists/additional vehicle occupant (per person) - $6
Group camping - groups of 20+ people (per person) - $5.50

Other fees and permits

There are no other fees or permits associated with this park.