Lincoln National Park – Park of the Month in February
Summer is the best time in Lincoln National Park, even more so this February because it’s Park of the Month – an initiative of the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
The Park of the Month program is an excellent opportunity for families to take advantage of the warm weather and idyllic coastal scenery on offer in the park.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, is promoting a month of self-guided outdoor fun, adventure and free events for families throughout February. A brochure offering 40 things to do in the Park has been developed and is freely available online or at the Port Lincoln Natural Resource Centre and the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.
Ranger-In-Charge Ron Saers said Lincoln National Park offers something for everyone.
“Lincoln National Park has a bit of everything; a variety of bush walking opportunities that lead to scenic lookouts and secluded beaches; protected beaches that allow for activities such as fishing, swimming and snorkelling; Challenging four-wheel driving opportunities and a number of campgrounds that vary from designated sites to rustic bush camping.
To build on these experiences Park Rangers are hosting family oriented activities in the Park on the 3rd and 17th of February.
“These activities take advantage of the idyllic the coastal environments conserved within the park. They will include beach combing activities and a rock pool ramble at September Beach. There will be opportunities to hear what Rangers and Friends of Parks volunteers doing to maintain the park. The activities will are for children four years and up, and explore all of the weird and wonderful plants and animals that inhabit our coastline.
“Lincoln National Park is on our doorstep and has been appreciated by the local community for generations. These activities will inspire the next generation to enjoy and preserve the park into the future” said Mr. Saers.
Nature Play SA Manager Jason Tyndall said his first impression of the park was one of awe and wonder.
“Lincoln National Park is truly a special place – a wild and rugged Park with hidden treasures,” he said.
“There are camping sites tucked behind sand dunes and amongst the trees with beaches full of bird life, unique geology and a variety of beach treasure to comb through. Around every corner there is something else to discover. It’s a world with its own identity. ”
“I was fortunate enough to meet several members of the Friends group who are very passionate, hardworking and inspiring with the restoration works they do around the park.
To attend a Beach Detective event book online at www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep or call Natural Resources EP on 8688 3111 and we can make the booking for you (current email address required).
To download a copy of the 40 things to do in Lincoln National Park brochure visit https://natureplaysa.org.au/families/families-in-parks/ or follow along online on facebook at www.facebook.com/ParksSA or www.natureplaysa.org.au