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Totness Recreation Park, Mount Barker

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Totness Recreation Park (formerly Totness National Parks Reserve) is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located within the localities of Mount Barker and Totness in the central Mount Lofty Ranges. Covering 41 hectares (101 acres) of land, the park is divided by the South Eastern Freeway and features a large dam. It was declared as a reserve in 1970 and re-designated as a recreation park in 1972. The park has no visitor facilities except for access tracks. It is the only park in the district, managed by the Department of Environment and Water, that is solely designated for recreation.

While parts of the park are dominated by pest plant species, primarily gorse and blackberry, it has native plant communities that are of conservation significance. messmate stringybark and manna gum woodlands are of particular note, being now uncommon in much of their former range across the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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Totness Recreation Park reviews

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4.6
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  • Easy to locate with a choice of two entrances at either Totness or Paechtown. A delightfully thought out hike with an unexpected and desirable dam at the bottom. You can fish out of the dam as... 
    Easy to locate with a choice of two entrances at either Totness or Paechtown. A delightfully thought out hike with an unexpected and desirable dam at the bottom. You can fish out of the dam as...  more »
  • Although the park is divided into two sections it is large enough for a good walk. Around the lake is a very nice stroll. 
    Although the park is divided into two sections it is large enough for a good walk. Around the lake is a very nice stroll.  more »
  • dog friendly wildlife area. love the nice boardwalk amongst the sound of croaking frogs. you can throw in a fishing line and have great chance of landing a fish 
    dog friendly wildlife area. love the nice boardwalk amongst the sound of croaking frogs. you can throw in a fishing line and have great chance of landing a fish  more »
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  • Fairly easy walk around the lake.Would be nice to have a couple of seats to sit and relax but found a log instead.Lots of fairy wrens and other birds around.True about the freeway noise quite loud.Parked on Milne Rd entrance
  • Nice short walk around the lake. Further away is bone dry and dusty.
  • The popular northern section shouldn't be confused with the rugged southern section. The freeway separates the park into the northern section, with the pleasant walking trail around the dam, and the southern section, which rugged terrain, walking trails and steep fire tracks.
  • Good place to let the dogs and children run wild with damns and awesome trees. Very quite with a nice parking area. A bit of wild life such as butterfly's, cow's, interesting birds and the occasional koala.
  • Fantastic little Park for kids, dogs. Nice little walk around, the lake, will be back. Wonderful swimming hole in summer with rope swings

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