The area was once mined for alluvial gold for several years until it was abandoned in 1890 due to low yield.
A few years later some of the area was cleared for pine plantations before being used as a labour prison reserve.
Following the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires, the Friends of Kyeema Conservation Park started to revegetate cleared areas of the park.
This work still continues today.
Today, the park's native vegetation has regenerated from these fires and can be enjoyed along a number of walking trails, including the Heysen Trail which runs through the park.
The combination of messmate stringybark, pink gum, cup gum and candlebark gum provide habitat for a diverse range of wildlife.
Look out for the southern brown bandicoot and the swamp rat as you stroll through the park.
With more than 70 species of birds being recorded, including white's thrush, beautiful firetail and the chestnut-rumped heathwren, the park is a haven
Secretary: Rebecca Scanlon
Phone: 0421 746 067
20 Panorama Crescent, Reynella SA 5161