About this park
Rowles Lagoon is a freshwater wetland in the Goldfields Region reserved for nature conservation. The lake and wetlands may appear very different depending on the seasons. During drought they can totally dry out, but then fill again to overflowing during seasons of heavy rain.
Spend the day or stay a while and camp under the stars. When the water level is high enough, take a swim or explore the lake on your canoe. To respect the birds and tranquility of the reserve, motorised vessels and water skiing are not permitted.
There is lots of wildlife here. 41 species of waterbirds have been recorded on the lakes, including eight protected species. The freckled duck, one of the world's rarest waterfowl, has been recorded breeding here twice. Will you strike rare gold and spot one? When Rowles Lagoon has water in it, use the fringing tea tree thicket as a natural bird hide. It’s fascinating to be able to observe the wildlife up close!
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of Rowles Lagoon Conservation Park.