Piney Lakes Reserve

Piney Lakes Reserve is comprised of bushland and parkland areas. Find general information on the reserve, walk trails, dog restrictions and hiring a space within the reserve here.

General Reserve Information

The reserve is a significant site to women of the Whadjuk Noongar Tribe, the traditional custodians of the land. It is an important site for women’s rituals and the education of young children.

Post European settlement, the area was used for agricultural purposes, as a piggery, horse stables and cattle grazing land. In the 1920’s much of the natural bushland was cleared for pine plantation, which significantly dried out the adjacent wetland areas.

The natural bushland, wetland and artificial wetland areas are important habitat for a variety of native species such as Long-necked Turtles (Chelodina oblonga) and Southern Brown Bandicoots (or Quenda: Isoodon fusciventer).

Sadly a number of our native species are under significant threat from illegal poaching and predation by introduced species such as feral cats, dogs and foxes. To report suspicious behaviour or for assistance with sick and injured wildlife contact Wildcare Helpline P: 9474 9055.

For more information download the Piney Lakes Reserve Brochure.

Walk Trails

There are a number of walk trails within Piney Lakes Reserve;

Dog Restrictions

Dogs are prohibited in the bushland areas within the reserve. Dogs can be walked along all sealed paths within the reserve but must be kept on a leash at all times. Please refer to the Dog Restriction Map for more details.

Hiring of the Parkland

If you wish to hire a space within the Piney Lakes parklands for an event such as a wedding, please visit Parks and Reserve for Hire.