About this park
Credo Conservation Park has a rich history. It’s a former pastoral lease dating back to 1906-7. It was a family run sheep station for several decades. In 2007 Credo was purchased by the Government as it is a significant conservation area and an important water catchment area for Rowles Lagoon. Discover a natural landscape of mature stands of salmon gum woodland, breakaways and greenstone hills.
Come for the day or camp overnight at the campground. The park has scenic bush walks and spring wildflower displays. How about a yabby for supper? There are several dams on the property where you can go yabbying.
Remember to pack your binoculars and camera gear, there are excellent opportunities for birdwatching and photography. The historic ghost towns on the property are intriguing and a bit spooky. They’re the relics of the Goldfields’ mining past. Keep your eyes peeled for any ghostly goings on!
Credo encompasses the Clear and Muddy Nature Reserve and Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park. It has the largest freshwater lake in the Coolgardie bioregion. The lagoon is a significant area for local Aboriginal people. Some worked on the station and have ancestors who camped at Rowles. Check out the shearing shed and learn how they were used.
Credo is also hosting an exciting science partnership between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and CSIRO with a new multi-purpose field study centre for educators and scientists working on environmental research programs.
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
- There are several active mining and exploration operations on the station, so care should be taken around unsecured shafts and dangerous excavations. Mining lease rights still apply to many of these sites on the reserve, so nothing should be disturbed, and access permission should be obtained from the lease holders.
- Be prepared for travelling in remote areas
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Credo Conservation Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Credo Conservation Park.