Coongie Lakes National Park lies approx 105 kms north west of Innamincka in the Innamincka Regional Reserve. One of South Australia’s most stunning natural attractions, the park is a water reserve and features a diverse mosaic of lakes, channels, waterholes, internal deltas, shallow floodplains, dunefield areas, and swamps.
The 1.9million hectare site is listed as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance that, when wet, provides incredibly productive habitats can support huge amounts of breeding birds that migrate to the area. Waterfowl have been known to breed in their hundreds of thousands, among them the vulnerable Freckled Duck. The wetland also contains an endemic species of freshwater turtle, known as the Cooper Creek Turtle.
Visitors to the area, can take advance of the rugged beauty of the wilderness by camping, canoeing, photography, bushwalking, uncovering evidence of Aboriginal occupation, and relaxing in the serenity of these stunning wetlands.
To reinforce the true wilderness experience, motorboats, camp fires, fishing, and generators are not permitted in the park. You’ll also need to purchase a Desert Parks Pass and pay entry/camping fees if you want to stay.