Activities are tailored to suit each unique reservoir reserve and help you explore the different surrounds these beautiful places have to offer. See what each reservoir reserve has to offer:

Many of our reservoirs supply drinking water to South Australians and the water level in each can change during the year depending on rainfall and seasonal demand for water.

You can learn more about how SA Water manages reservoirs and other water sources on their website.

Forestry SA plantations are at a number of reservoir reserves including Myponga, Mount Bold, Happy Valley, Warren and South Para (See Forestry SA's map of plantations in the Mount Lofty Ranges). These plantations are managed by Forestry SA in a four step cycle:

  1. establishment - the planning process ahead of seedlings being planted
  2. planting - when seedlings reach about nine months old, they are planted
  3. harvest - plantations are 'thinned' every 10 years and at about 40 years, the remaining trees are clear-felled, enabling the site to be re-established
  4. wood products - harvested logs are used for a variety of products.

More information about this process is available on Forestry SA's website.