Lincoln National Park

Bee alert

Visitors to Lincoln National Park should be aware that bees are currently swarming in some areas due to the hot weather, and extra care may be needed.

Food and drinking containers should be kept covered and it is advisable to keep skin covered as much as possible.

Park visitors who have bee allergies should ensure they carry appropriate medication. 

Lincoln National Park boasts some of the most scenic coastline in South Australia, and features the vast Sleaford-Wanna sand dune system, islands, and the beautiful Memory Cove Wilderness Protection Area.

There are plenty of ways to discover the park's environment. Boating, fishing, beachcombing, swimming, birdwatching and nature walks are popular activities. A variety of designated campgrounds offer easy access to bays, beaches and walking trails, with some accessible by 2WD vehicles.

The park provides habitat to a diverse range of native wildlife. More than 123 species of birds are known to visit the area providing ideal birdwatching opportunities. Look out for the Australian sea-lions and long nosed fur-seals that haul up on the coast to rest after lengthy fishing trips at sea, or the southern right whales that are occasionally sighted from the park. The bottle-nose dolphin and common dolphin are frequently seen close to the shore.

Take the virtual tour of Lincoln National Park, courtesy of Georama.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


Lincoln National Park is located 13km south west of Port Lincoln. Access is via Proper Bay Road.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 1 November 2015 to 15 April 2016. Wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted between high water mark and low water mark, other than on days of total fire ban except between Surfleet Point and Spalding Cove at the Surfleet Cove campground where wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year. 

Wood must be supplied from outside the park, an adult must be in attendance and the fire must be extinguished before departure.

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8688 3111

Important information

If you are planning a trip for a school group or other large group, please ensure you let the park know of your intentions (+61 8) 8688 3111.

If you intend to visit remote sections of the park or undertake any risky or strenuous activities, please ensure you let a responsible person know of your intentions, and when you anticipate returning. If you have any questions please contact the park on (+61 8) 8688 3111.

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

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