Lake Cowal Conservation Centre and Access to the lake

Lake Cowal Conservation Centre West Wyalong is a community educational centre where school students, land managers and members of the community can learn about and experience a variety of issues associated with natural resource management.

Before visiting the Conservation Centre be sure to contact Mal Carnegie on 0418 370 927.

About 8 kilometres past the Conservation Centre is the gate to the public access road leading to Lake Cowal. The last 8 kilometres to this gate are on a well maintained gravel road however past the gate you follow a typical farm road to the lake that could become difficult to traverse during or after wet weather.

When full Lake Cowal is approx 18 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide and is home to over 250 different bird species.

Because of Lake Cowal’s shallow depth and huge surface area (abut 29000 hectares) water is lost quickly to evaporation and the land is then used for agriculture.

Take the opportunity to visit Lake Cowal while it is full or almost full and view the large numbers of birds and animals that make the lake there home.

Don’t forget also to visit the conservation centre where there are come beautiful photos on display as well as an old shearing shed and much more.

Access to Lake Cowal is via the road to Lake Cargelligo. Travel 6 kilometres along this road then turn right onto Burcher / Wamboyne Rd.

Travel 19 ks along this road then turn right onto Lake Cowal Rd.

Travel 11 ks until you cross over a discussed railway line then a further 750 metres to the gate of the Conservation Centre. ( remember at the old railway line not to turn into Evolution mining operations)

Thanks go to Mal Carnegie for providing the information that enabled me to write this blog to assist others to visit and learn about Lake Cowal.

More information and all your accommodation needs can be provided by Mayfair Motel contact us on 02 6972 2788 or for Lake Cowal.