All South Australian parks are open for locals to visit, while social distancing. However, most facilities are closed, which includes campgrounds, playgrounds, communal facilities such as barbecues, firepits, showers & indoor camp kitchens, and bookable accommodation such as shearers’ quarters and lightkeepers’ cottages – including ForestrySA reserves
Located southeast of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects a string of saltwater lagoons. The Park is considered an important archaeological site.
Coorong National Park stretches over more than one hundred and thirty kilometres. The Park has great cultural significance to the Ngarrindjeri people as it holds evidence of campsites used by Aboriginal people thousands of years ago.
Coorong National Park Camping, Weather, Walks Map & Things To Do
You can explore the various walking trails of the Park, pedal or kayak along the waterways, or drive along designated tracks or along the beach. Exploring the Park provides you with numerous amazing landscapes. The Park is also visited by a large number of diverse species of birds and provides ample bird watching and photo taking opportunities.
One of the unique aspects about the Park is the interaction of salt water and river water along the length of the park, with the Murray River water and seawater meeting along the riverside. The freshwater helps support the fauna of the area and the sea water provides a habitat for the birdlife.
The Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited but gas fires are permitted on non-fire ban days. Dogs are allowed on Ocean Beach provided that they remain under your control. The Park also has various scenic camping grounds on both sides of the lagoon.
With all of these features, it is no wonder that Coorong National Park is an ideal place to experience natural diversity and to enjoy camping and hiking all in the one place.