Story: Protected areas

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Lake Sumner Forest Park

Many conservation parks are forest parks, located in the mountains. Lake Sumner Forest Park is in North Canterbury’s lower-altitude ranges. Compared with national parks, conservation parks often have rugged tracks and basic facilities.

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Conservation parks, nature and scientific reserves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015