Families are taking advantage of the safe and easy to access reservoir reserves to spark new on water adventures this summer.

The Jenkin family say Warren Reservoir, just five kilometres from Williamstown, had proved perfect as their introduction to kayaking while they also tried their luck with the fishing rod and had a great day out exploring trails and the shoreline from their new kayaks.

Craig and Noelle Jenkin, and daughters Charlotte, 15, and Katie, 12, this week used their new kayaks for only the second time and say the calm, motorboat free waters of Warren Reservoir were perfect to hone their skills.

“It’s brilliant,’’ Craig said.

“The water is calm, and it is easy to learn here and really easy to access.’’

The Jenkin family, from Evanston, plan to explore stunning South Para Reservoir in their kayaks and, also armed with fishing rods, hope to hook a prized fish in their adventures across the growing number of reservoir reserves also now accessible for fishing, as well as walking, mountain bike riding and exploring.

“It is great to have these reservoir reserves open for access as we would otherwise have to travel to Mannum, or similar, to enjoy these experiences,’’ Noelle said. Now open for kayaking and canoeing are South Para, Bundaleer and Warren reservoirs.

Pictured L-R: Katie, Craig, Charlotte and Noelle Jenkin enjoying Warren Reservoir Reserve