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Recreation at Reservoir Reserves

Recreation at Reservoir Reserves


Shared use paths at:

Kayaking and canoeing

Available at:


A fishing permit is required when fishing at:


Take in the spectacular and interesting views at:


Learn about the history of water services in and around Port Lincoln at:


You can picnic at a number of reservoir reserves:


Visit the Whispering Wall at:


Have a hit of tennis at:

Walking and running

Lace up your runners and hit the shared paths at:

Wildlife watching

Look for birds, frogs and other wildlife at:

South Australia’s reservoir reserves are full of adventure – and are yours to enjoy and explore.

We need your help to preserve these special places, ensure the safety of other visitors, and protect our drinking water.  Ahead of your next visit, please be aware:

Swimming and immersion in water, are not permitted at any of our reservoirs, because it involves prolonged contact with the water. This kind of contact increases the risk of harmful pathogens, carried by humans, contaminating the water. For the same reason, other activities that involve wading above the knee or present a high chance of falling or jumping in the water, such as windsurfing or paddleboarding, are not permitted.

You may temporarily wade below the knee only for the purposes of launching your canoe or kayak, and to retrieve or release a fish. When carrying out any of these activities, please limit your contact with the water as much as possible to help:

  • keep yourself safe from potential effects of blue-green algae which may be present in the water, and can be toxic to people and animals
  • reduce the risk of water contamination.

Visit the SA Health website for more information about blue-green algae health impacts and how to avoid illness.

Dogs – with the exception of assistance dogs – are not permitted at reservoir reserves in South Australia. They can carry bacteria and viruses that could easily contaminate the water and present a risk to the safety of the drinking water. Dogs also pose a threat to local native animals. We encourage dog owners to instead make use of a dedicated dog park in their local area.

Horse riding is not permitted in reservoir reserves. This is to prevent manure introducing bacteria, viruses or weeds to the catchment, and to prevent erosion.

Row boats, sailing boats and dinghies are not permitted on our reservoirs. There are no safe launch facilities, and these larger vessels can damage the sensitive aquatic shoreline environment, disturbing sediment, nutrients, and organics, which increase algal growth and can cause water quality issues. Stand-up paddleboards and inflatable toys are also not permitted, as there’s a high likelihood of deliberate and prolonged contact with the water. Canoes and kayaks are the only type of watercraft permitted on our reservoirs.

Motorised craft of any nature (petrol or electric, whether on a kayak or boat) including motorised remote-control vessels are not permitted on our reservoirs, to ensure the safety of all users and the quality of the drinking water.

Camping is not permitted at any of our reservoir reserves, which have set opening and closing times, and no facilities or infrastructure to safely manage overnight accommodation.