Cape Le Grand National Park


Cape Le Grand National Park

Cape Le Grand is a national park in Western Australia, 631km south-east of Perth and 56km east of Esperance. The park covers an area of 318 km² at "Coordinates": coord|33|56|49|S|122|09|20|E|type:landmark_region:AU

Established in 1966, the park is managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation .

The largely granite shoreline and white sand beaches is a picturesque feature of the area. The park is a used for fishing, off-roading, tourism, and hiking.

Beaches within the Park include those at Lucky Bay, Rossiter Bay, Hellfire Bay, Le Grande Beach and Thistle Cove.

The islands and waters to the south of the park are known as the "Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve", another protected area of the Archipelago of the Recherche and nearby coastal regions. The Cape Arid National Park is located to the east.

The south-west area of the Park is dominated by rock outcrops of gneiss and granite. These form a distinctive chain of peaks including Mt Le Grand (345 m), Frenchman Peak (262 m) and Mississippi Hill (180 m).Further inland, the park is comprised mostly of heath-covered sandplain, interspersed with swamps and pools of freshwater.The sandplains support dense stands of banksias ("Banksia speciosa" and "Banksia pulchella"). [cite web|url=http://www.naturebase.net/component/option,com_hotproperty/task,view/id,107/Itemid,755//|title=Park Finder - Cape Le Grande National Park|year=2007|accessdate=2007-05-13]

ee also

* Protected areas of Western Australia

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