Little Dip Conservation Park

Little Dip Conservation Park conserves a number of small lakes found throughout the park. Each lake has its own unique character, ranging from the open, marshy and shallow Lake Eliza to the very salty Big Dip Lake, and the deep Fresh Water Lake.

The area features a ruggedly beautiful coastline including a large area of coastal sand dunes. The foreshore of Lake Eliza was once home to large numbers of Aboriginal Boandik people some 10,000 years ago. Large number of middens (shellfish remains) left by the Aboriginal people can still be seen in the park today.

The coastal scrub that gives way to thick groves of melaleuca, dense rushes and samphire flats surrounding the lakes is a haven for birdwatchers. The beaches provide good opportunities for beachcombing and surf fishing.

Access to the Upper South East Marine Park is also available from this park.


Little Dip Conservation Park is located 341km south east of Adelaide. Access is via Alternate Highway 1.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.

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

Ocean beach foreshores: wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted between high water mark and low water mark, other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8735 1177

Important information

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

Further information