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Culture and heritage

Before European settlement, most of the area in the park was tall wet Mountain Ash forest with dense fern gullies. This type of vegetation still flourishes along the creeks. Logging from the 1920s to the 1940s removed most of the mature trees, though understorey plants remained and young Mountain Ash trees are regenerating along with Silver Wattles and Blackwood.

From 1970, the Warragul Field Naturalists Club and the Shire of Warragul worked towards reserving this area to protect some of the remaining indigenous vegetation of the western Strzeleckis. In 1975 the State Government began purchasing land for the park.

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