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Take care in Murraylands and Riverland parks

Visitors to river-based Riverland and Murraylands parks are urged to keep updated on current closures to numerous roads and tracks, and campsites.

Take care in Murraylands and Riverland parks

Campsites and numerous roads and tracks will remain closed for an extended period until the end of January 2023 at this stage.

Day visitors are still welcome, however parks may only be accessed by driving on open roads, walking, mountain biking, canoeing or via small boats, if safe to do so.

The projected flow to SA is expected to increase to 165 GL/day by early December and, as a result, low-lying areas and floodplains are inundated, causing the closure of all campsites and most access tracks in all Riverland parks with the exception of our Mallee parks Danggali, Pooginook and Cooltong Conservation Parks.

Rangers will continue to monitor parks and provide updates on accessibility with a view of reopening when possible. Danggali Conservation Park remains open for camping and Shearer’s quarters accommodation.

District Ranger Benita Dillion said along with high flows, there had been several extensive rain events this year, meaning several campsites and tracks within parks had been closed since September.

“It’s really important that visitors obey these track closures to ensure they remain safe,” she said.

“The river-based park tracks can become slippery and wet during rainfall events so during this time they are closed for public safety.

“As waters rise, to ensure the safety of everyone, it’s important to keep informed and visit the website before you head out.”

The following campsites are currently closed:

  • Moorook Game Reserve
  • Morgan Conservation Park

Chowilla Game Reserve

  • Border Cliffs
  • Chowilla Creek­side campsites

Murray River National Park

  • Lyrup Flats
  • Katarapko

Loch Luna Game Reserve

  • Loch Luna
  • Kaiser Strip

If you have a booking, please contact the Berri Regional Office on 8842 9690 or email DEW.RMonlinebookings@sa.gov.auto request a refund or rebook for another time.

For further information visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/river-murray/river-murray-high-flowsor www.ses.sa.gov.au