More than three kilometres of new walking trail is now ready to be explored at the Myponga Reservoir Reserve.

From yesterday, visitors can access an additional 140 hectares of the Myponga site for a range of land-based activities, including a total network of more than six kilometres of trails for running, walking and bike riding.

Keen anglers will also benefit from the improved access, with the reservoir reserve’s permitted fishing zone expanding to all shoreline areas where public access is available.

The Myponga Reservoir Reserve is currently open for a range of land-based activities such as walking, bike riding, picnicking, and shoreline fishing.

There is keen interest from members of the community to be involved in volunteering to help improve the conservation and recreational offerings at the Myponga Reservoir Reserve, and a community volunteer program for Myponga reservoir will be launching soon. More information on how to take part is available at reservoirs.sa.gov.au.

Constructed in 1962, the Myponga Reservoir holds a drinking water capacity in excess of 27 billion litres of drinking water. Water from the reservoir is treated at the nearby Myponga Water Treatment Plant before it is supplied to thousands of customers living on the Fleurieu Peninsula.