NATIONAL & CONSERVATION PARKS in the Kingston area.
The Kingston area covers a diverse range of soil types as well as having the coast along the western boundary which provides a unique range of flora and fauna, which is being preserved in several National Parks and Conservation Parks.
All parks in the area are open to the general public but there are a few regulations which must be abided by and camping permits are required in one in particular.
BUTCHERS GAP CONSERVATION PARK
This park is only a few kilometres South of the township of Kingston SE and contains a range of different conditions as there is a salt lake as well as some sandy coastal dunes.
It was established in 1999 and covers an area of 179.82 hectares.
More details can be found at the following site.
PDF Document here
COORONG NATIONAL PARK
This is a huge park covering much of the area between the Coorong itself and the ocean. It is a very long, narrow park and a camping permit is required for overnight or longer stays. There are several tracks (4wd) over the sandhills for tourists and surf fishermen to enable access to the surf beaches where some great fishing is available.
This park was established in 1966 and covers an area of 50,804 hectares.
For further details, refer to this site.
MOUNT SCOTT CONSERVATION PARK
Mount Scott is a conservation park and is inland from Kingston and can be accessed from the main road connecting Kingston to Bordertown, called Rowney Road.
It was established in 1972 and covers an area of 1,263.95 hectares.
As it is a remote wilderness area, please do any hiking or bush walking in the company of an experienced person or carry a gps or a "distress alarm".
NICOLAS BOUDIN ISLAND CONSERVATION PARK
This small Island conservation park is located just offshore from Boatswains Point (Bosuns Point!) located a few kilometres up the road that turns off the main road linking Kingston to Robe.
It was established in 2003 and covers 13.54 hectares.
TILLEY SWAMP CONSERVATION PARK
Tilley Swamp Conservation Park was established in 1993 and covers an area of 1,535.76 hectares and is a vast inland fresh water wetlands system.
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