The Lakes National Park
|The Lakes National Park
|Nearest town or city||Lakes Entrance|
|Area||2,390 hectares (5,900 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Parks Victoria jointly with the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners'|
|Website||The Lakes National Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Victoria|
Location and features
The 2,390-hectare (5,900-acre) park is set on the east shore of the Gippsland Lakes, fringed by the waters of Lake Victoria and Lake Reeve. The park includes Sperm Whale Head peninsula and Rotamah and Little Rotamah islands. The park is managed by Parks Victoria jointly with the Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners'.
An area of 1,451 hectares (3,590 acres) was initially set aside as a nature reserve in 1927, with the park proclaimed in 1956. Rotamah Island and Little Rotamah Island were added to the park in 1978.
- "Culture and heritage". The Lakes National Park. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "The Lakes National Park: Park notes" (PDF). Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. August 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "The Lakes National Park". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Joint management". The Lakes National Park. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- The Lakes National Park webpage at Parks Victoria website.
- "The Lakes National Park and Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park: Management Plan" (PDF). Kew, Victoria: Parks Victoria. November 1998. ISBN 0-7306-6289-6.
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