Kayakers on South Para Reservoir
  • The South Australian Government is committed to opening reservoirs around South Australia for a range of recreational activities including bushwalking, cycling, kayaking and fishing, while maintaining the safety and security of our drinking water supply. In addition to a number of regionally based reservoirs open for recreation, suburban reservoirs have also been included in the program including Happy Valley, Hope Valley and Little Para Reservoirs.
  • South Para has a range of tracks for walking, running and cycling, and offers on-water access for kayaking/canoeing as well as fishing with a permit from the shore or on the water from your kayak.
  • Opening up reservoirs is increasing revenue for small regional businesses, and providing opportunities to develop South Australia’s tourism experiences, including eco, nature-based and boutique tourism.
  • Water stored in our reservoirs provides more than 40 per cent of the safe, clean drinking water from taps in South Australian homes and businesses.
Project start:
April 2019
Expected completion:
September 2021
Current status:
Under construction

South Para kayakers

Kayakers on South Para Reservoir

South Para mountain bikers

Mountain bikers in South Para Reservoir Reserve

Picnicking at South Para Reservoir Reserve

Picnicking at South Para Reservoir Reserve

More information


South Para Reservoir Reserve, South Para Road, Williamstown
https://www.reservoirs.sa.gov.au/reservoirs/southpara Visit website