Nature at Lake Cargelligo
Lake Cargelligo is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Among the protected species are the Australian pelican, the black swan, the great crested grebe, the rare bower bird and the black cockatoo. You can hire binoculars and a field guide from the Visitor Information Centre.
About Lake Cargelligo
Situated south-west of Condobolin and 200 km west of Parkes, Lake Cargelligo is one of the regions' surprises. In 1902, the flow of the Lachlan River was regulated and Lake Cargelligo was turned into a water-storage area serving local town and farming enterprises. Spread across 30 sq km, the lake has become an aquatic playground with sailing, fishing, waterskiing and swimming some of the more popular water sports.
Parks is an ideal base for making the most of the lake, with one of the finest caravan parks in NSW. You can also camp on reserves dotted along the Lachlan River and around the shores of Lake Cargelligo.