Visitors encouraged to Kara Kara National Park this Easter
Thursday 27 March, 2014
Parks Victoria is encouraging people to visit the historic Upper Teddington reservoir and adjoining Teddington campground and picnic area within the Kara Kara National Park, despite the recent illegal draining of the reservoir. An estimated 200 mega litres of water with a market value of $200,000 was lost from the reservoir in the incident.
“We hope this incident won’t deter visitors from enjoying the park, especially over the coming Easter break, which is a significant time for the local economy; there are still plenty of attractions for visitors,” said Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Martin Woodward.
Mr Woodward says water-based activities such as kayaking and fishing are still available at the Lower Teddington Reservoir, located a short distance away.
“Kara Kara National Park is the perfect place to enjoy the Easter break, with plentiful wildlife, large trees, walking tracks and touring roads amongst the scenic St Arnaud Range,” he said.
The reservoir, built in the early 1900s, usually attracts large numbers of visitors for camping, picnicking, canoeing, fishing and bird watching.
Mr Woodward says Parks Victoria has reported the draining of the reservoir, which occurred during February, to St Arnaud Police who are investigating the incident.
The Reservoir will refill naturally from future rainfall events, depending upon the timing and intensity of rain, but hopefully this will occur over the coming winter/spring period.
Parks Victoria is urging members of the public to contact the St Arnaud Police on 5495 1000 if they have any information regarding this incident.
For more information visit the Kara Kara National Park page on our website or call 13 1963.
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