Lake Gilles Conservation Park

This article is about the protected area in South Australia. For the associated locality, see Lake Gilles, South Australia.
Lake Gilles Conservation Park
South Australia

The southern shore of Lake Gilles looking northeast
Lake Gilles Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Kimba
Coordinates 32°58′23.16″S 136°44′35.15″E / 32.9731000°S 136.7430972°E / -32.9731000; 136.7430972Coordinates: 32°58′23.16″S 136°44′35.15″E / 32.9731000°S 136.7430972°E / -32.9731000; 136.7430972
Established 30 September 1971 (1971-09-30)[1]
Area 655.27 km2 (253.0 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Lake Gilles Conservation Park
Footnotes Coordinates[2]
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Lake Gilles Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the north of the Eyre Peninsula about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Kimba in the gazetted locality of Lake Gilles.[3][1][4]

In 2014, the conservation park was described by its managing authority as follows:[3] ephemeral lake system fringed by samphire communities. The park provides habitat for the Malleefowl, Slender-billed Thornbill, Thick-billed Grasswren and migratory waders. Extensive but patchy mallee communities on the eastern plains of the park include Western Myall and associated chenopod shrubland.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category Ia protected area.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 16 July 2015)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Eastern Eyre Peninsula Parks Management Plan" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. 2014. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. "Search result for "Lake Gilles Conservation Park " (SA0038288) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
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