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Long Island Recreation Park

Long Island Recreation Park
South Australia
Aerial view of Murray Bridge including north end of Long Island, circa 1920 (State Library of South Australia B 11533)
Long Island Recreation Park is located in South Australia
Long Island Recreation Park
Nearest town or city Murray Bridge
Established 1 January 1958 (1958-01-01)[1]
Area 8 hectares (20 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Long Island Recreation Park is a protected area occupying the full extent of Long Island in the Murray River immediately east of the city of Murray Bridge in South Australia. The island forming the recreation park which first received protected area status in 1958 is described as having “aesthetic and recreational value”, as being a refuge for waterfowl and as of 1980, supporting “a dense forest of introduced willow species with emergent Eucalyptus camaldulensis.” The recreation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[2][3][4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Long Island Recreation Park, Long Island Rd, Murray Bridge, SA, Australia (Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive))". Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Environment. 21 October 1980. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Boating Industry Association of South Australia (BIA); South Australia. Department for Environment and Heritage (2005), South Australia's waters an atlas & guide, Boating Industry Association of South Australia, p. 61,  

External links

  • Long Island Reserve
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