Part closure of Piccanninie Ponds Conservation Park
Published: 23 February 2023
Piccaninnie Ponds is closed for immersive water activities until further notice. The conservation park remains open to the public however entry into the water for diving and snorkeling is not permitted and permits are not being issued.
Piccaninnie Ponds is currently experiencing a significant bloom of filamentous algae. While not believed harmful to people it has reduced visibility in the ponds and impacts on the aquatic vegetation. As a result, the ponds are closed to the public for water based activities and we will not be taking bookings for diving and snorkeling as a quality visitor experience cannot be guaranteed. Minimising disturbance in the ponds during this time will also help the currently stressed aquatic vegetation recover more quickly.
Ewens Ponds is still open to the public for bookings and provides an experience similar to Piccanninie Ponds.