Ewens Ponds Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia consisting of the Ewens Ponds and some adjoining land in the gazetted locality of Eight Mile Creek about 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles) east of Port MacDonnell in South Australia and about 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Mount Gambier.[2] The conservation park was proclaimed in 1976 under National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. The conservation park was proclaimed for the following reasons:

The conservation park contains remnants of the terrestrial and aquatic vegetation communities which existed prior to clearing and development. The fauna within the conservation park is also relatively unique within South Australia and the physical features of the ponds are unique within Australia.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (refer 'DETAIL' tab )". CAPAD 2016. Australian Government, Department of the Environment (DoE). 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Search result for "Eight Mile Creek (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0002703) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Place names (gazetteer)" "Local Government Areas" and "Development Plan Layers"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ National Parks and Wildlife SA, South East Region, Heritage and Biodiversity division of the Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs. (February 1999). Ewens Ponds Conservation Park Management Plan (PDF). Department for Environment, Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs, South Australia. p. 8. ISBN 0-7308-5847-2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 July 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2014.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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