Lashmar Conservation Park

  • Picnic Areas
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
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Photo by Quentin Chester Writer
Photo by Quentin Chester Writer
Photo by Quentin Chester Writer
Photo by Quentin Chester Writer
Photo by Quentin Chester Writer
Lashmar - SA Map

The river connects with a long sandy beach at Lashmar Conservation Park, setting the scene for swimming, fishing, canoeing, walking, birdwatching or simply enjoying the beach environment.

About

A favourite for beach lovers, Lashmar Conservation Park adjoins the long sandy beach at Antechamber Bay.

The park is an ideal location for swimming, fishing and birdwatching and is just a short drive from Cape Willoughby lightstation.

Explore the park further by canoeing your way along the tranquil Chapman River which flows through the park and into the sea at Antechamber Bay.

A scenic picnic area and campground are also available within the park.

Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Contact details

Natural Resource Centre - Kingscote

Phone: (+61 8) 8553 4444

For booking enquiries please email:

DEWNR.KIWTAdmin@sa.gov.au

Getting there

Lashmar Conservation Park is located 40km south east of Penneshaw, on Kangaroo Island. Access is via Hog Bay Road.

You can get to Kangaroo Island from mainland South Australia on the SeaLink ferry. This vehicle and passenger ferry operates daily (except Christmas Day) between Cape Jervis (two hours south of Adelaide) and Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island. The journey takes 45 minutes for the 16km crossing.

Visit the SeaLink website for more information and bookings.

Pets in parks

Pets are permitted on the south side of the Chapman River only, but must remain under your control, on a lead, at all times.

Facilities

There are picnic facilities, BBQs, toilets and camp grounds available for use within this park.

Useful information

Traditional owners

Aboriginal South Australians are the first peoples of our State and have occupied, enjoyed and managed these lands and waters since the creation. For SA's First Peoples, creation ancestors laid down the laws of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state. 

Aboriginal peoples' oral histories and creation stories traverse the length and breadth of Australia’s lands and waters, including South Australian Parks. These stories interconnect land and waters with complex meaning and values and hold great cultural significance. We recognise and respect Aboriginal people's ownership of their stories and that they hold rights and obligations to care for Country. It is through these rights and cultural obligations and a shared goal to protect the environment for generations to come that DEWNR is committed to meaningful collaboration and involvement with Aboriginal peoples in the management of our shared parks.

See and do

Bushwalking

There is currently no bushwalking information available for this park, please contact the park office for more information. 

Stay in the park

Antechamber Bay

Make the most of the park’s spectacular beaches and spend the night at the Antechamber Bay campground.

Facilities include toilets (north of Chapman River only), camp fires and gas BBQs.

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted throughout the year, other than on days of total fire ban, within designated fire pits at the Antechamber Bay South campground and picnic area.

Camping fees apply and must be booked and paid for online before arrival.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is currently not permitted in this park. 

Fauna

Volunteering

Want to help?

To find out how you can help in this park or nearby, please visit Natural Resources Kangaroo Island – Volunteering.

Want to join others and become a Park Friend?

To find out more about Friends of Parks groups please visit Friends of Parks South Australia.

You could join others to help look after a park. You can take part in working bees, training and other events.

 

Become a Campground Host

Combine your love of camping with doing a good deed by becoming a volunteer campground host in this park.

A campground host is a volunteer who stays at the park either for a specific peak period, like the Easter break or a long weekend, or an extended period of time (up to a few months) to support park rangers. 

If you are passionate about the environment, a keen camper, like to meet people from all around the world, and are a happy to help, then hosting could be right up your alley. 

Safety

Bushwalking

The international Trail Users Code of Conduct is to show respect and courtesy towards other trail users at all times.

Ensure that you:

  • when hiking, wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen
  • be aware of weather conditions and avoid walking during the hottest part of the day
  • make sure you have appropriate weather proof clothing
  • carry enough water to be self-sufficient
  • please be respectful of other users at all times
  • stay on the designated trails and connector tracks for your own safety, and prevent the spread of declared weeds to other areas in the park
  • ensure someone knows your approximate location and expected time of return
  • take appropriate maps.
  • Walk, hike or trek - what's the difference?

Camping

When camping in a National Park, it's important to remember the following:

  • Always let someone responsible know your travel plans, especially when travelling in remote areas. It's a good idea to let them know when you expect to return.
  • Check the weather forecast before you leave, including overnight temperatures on the Bureau of Meteorology. Even during very mild weather, the nights can get very cold. 
  • The quality and quantity of water cannot be guaranteed within parks. Please bring plenty of water and food to be self-sufficient.
  • Always camp in designated sites (where applicable) - do not camp beneath trees with overhanging branches, as they can drop without warning. It's also a good idea to check that there no insect nests nearby.
  • Check to make sure you're not camping in a natural waterway, flash floods can happen anytime.
  • If camp fires are permitted, you must bring your own firewood, as the collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited. Extinguish your camp fire with water (not sand or dirt) until the hissing sound stops.
  • Ensure that you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

Fire

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Fire restrictions

  • Within designated fire pits at the Antechamber Bay South campground and picnic area, wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted throughout the year, other than on days of total fire ban.

  • You must bring your own firewood, as the collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

  • Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited within the Antechamber Bay North campground.

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

  • Ensure you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

Know before you go

Every national park is different, each has its own unique environment, it is important to be responsible while enjoying all the park has to offer.

Please ensure that you:

  • leave your pets at home
  • do not feed birds or other animals, it promotes aggressive behaviour and an unbalanced ecology
  • do not bring generators (except where permitted), chainsaws or firearms into the park
  • leave the park as you found it - place rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you
  • abide by the road rules (maintain the speed limit)
  • respect geological and heritage sites
  • do not remove native plants
  • are considerate of other park users.

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Maps

Park maps

Campground maps

Maps on your mobile

If you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the free Avenza PDF Map app and have interactive national park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device's built-in GPS to plot your real-time location within the park onto a map. The app can be used without a network connection and without roaming charges. You can also measure area and distance, plot photos and drop placemark pins. 

How to get it working on your device:

1. Download the Avenza PDF maps app from the app store whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shopping cart icon.
3. Click ‘Find’ and type the name of the national park or reserve you are looking for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Avenza app.
6. Use our maps through the Avenza PDF map app while in the park and never take a wrong turn again.

Fees

Entry fees

Vehicle entry to this park is free, however fees apply for camping and must be booked and paid for online before arrival.

Camping and accommodation

Antechamber Bay

Fees apply to camp in this park. It is mandatory to pay for vehicle entry and camping prior to arrival as self registration stations are no longer available in this park.

Alternative booking and payment options

Cash payments for this park can be made at:

Kingscote Natural Resource Centre

37 Dauncey Street, Kingscote, SA, 5223
PO Box 39, Kingscote,SA, 5223
Phone: 08 8553 4444
Monday-Friday - 9am-5pm

Flinders Chase Visitor Information Centre

Located at park entry
Open between 9 am and 5 pm (except Christmas Day)
Phone: (+61 8) 8553 4470

For booking enquiries please email:

DEWNR.KIWTAdmin@sa.gov.au

Park pass

Holiday Park Pass and Multi Park Pass

Want to explore SA’s parks all year round? Purchase a Multi Park Pass (12 months), or a Holiday Park Pass (for 2 months) which entitles you to vehicle entry not just for this park, but up to an additional 10 parks as well!

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