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.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Camping fees apply.
Book and pay for your camp site online before you go.
Cash self-registration stations are no longer in use in this park.
We encourage pre-booking online, but agents for Limestone Coast park cash payments are being set up and will be available in February.
Regional visitor information centres have computers available for online bookings, read the frequently asked questions for more information.
Camping and accommodation
Little Dip Conservation Park has secluded campgrounds nestled among dune fields and natural bushland. Book and pay online before you go.
Check prices and availability for camping.
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.
Phone: (+61 8) 8735 1177
This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.
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