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There’s nothing quite like toasting marshmallows around a campfire under a brilliant blanket of stars, then waking the next morning to a chorus of birdlife. Whether you want escape into a secluded campsite, or enjoy the comfort of a well-appointed caravan park, the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong region has numerous options for couples and families. Many sites are close to town with easy access to shops, restaurants and facilities; others are in natural bush settings with river frontage and a full range of activities. Some towns even offer free camping reserves with basic facilities.

Responsible Camping - take only photos, leave only footprints.

Some simple tips while camping in our beautiful region:

  • Leave it as you found it

  • If fires are permitted, please bring your own fire wood – please don’t damage local vegetation

  • Take your rubbish with you (if no bins are provided)

  • Protect Native Wildlife

  • Be considerate of others

If you end up at a free campsite near a small town, then it’s a nice idea to support local businesses by buying a few essentials, lunches or even just a beer before you leave! Don’t forget to give them a tag or a shout out on social media to boost tourism and support local businesses.

Fire Danger Season // When travelling in the regions, please ensure you're aware of the fire danger seasons and the restrictions applied on daily fire danger ratings, including othwer warnings issued by other emergency authorities. Find more info via cfs.sa.gov.au or phone the Information Hotline on 1800 362 361.

Karte Conservation Park Campgrounds

From $12.50

Karte Conservation Park comprises of thick, low scrub covering steep sand dunes which rise up to 40 metres.

Picnic areas and campsites are located near the start of the trail and provide an opportunity to enjoy the park's vast expanse of wilderness. You may even encounter western grey kangaroos, echidnas or fat-tailed dunnarts.

There are three campsites available. Camping fees apply and permits must be purchased prior to arrival.

Campground features: - partial shade and protection from wind at some sites - access for 2WD and 4WD - suitable for tents, and selected sites are suitable for camper trailers and caravans. - facilities: long-drop toilets and picnic area - campfires allowed (seasonal fire restrictions apply)

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Lake Albert Caravan Park

From $20 to $165

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Albert, Lake Albert Caravan Park offers a picturesque setting with lawn, shade, beautiful views and sunsets.

A pleasant 150 kilometre drive south-east from Adelaide, the park offers a beautiful bush setting with stunning lake views, sunsets and bird life. Nature at its best!

You can explore the Coorong; enjoy the abundance of bird life, fishing off the banks, walking, golf, water sports and the peaceful surroundings. Relax in a friendly country atmosphere. Firewood available in winter for use in the communal fire pit or on allocated sites along lakefront. Some drive-through sites may be available except in busy times as well as fully powered lakefront sites. Other features include a covered barbecue area, indoor camp kitchen, guest laundry, 24 hour vending machine and small playground for the children.

The park is situated at the gateway to the world famous Coorong wetlands and the wine growing regions of the South East of South Australia.

We are pet friendly on our sites so bring the whole family. Pets must not go inside cabins, amenities or other buildings.

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Mannum Golf Club Accommodation - Stay and Play

From $15 to $45

Stay and Play at the Mannum Golf Club

Accommodation at the Mannum Golf Club is available for Self Contained RV’s.

Park and play caravan and RV area Powered Site: $20 Non Powered $15 Park and play - $45 includes 18 holes of golf

Mannum Golf Club features a very interesting course whose innocent appearance belies its ability to test all golfers. The nine excellent greens and fairways have 18 strategically placed tee blocks, which to all intents and purposes gives the impression of a full 18 holes. Access to good water allows the course to retain a green appearance even in the driest season. The course is 5,707 metres with a par 73 and has an Australian course rating of 69. Men have competition days on Tuesdays and Saturdays, women on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Visitors are welcome and the club has membership vacancies at very reasonable rates

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Mannum Mallee Tents

From $165 to $195

Mannum Mallee Tents is an extremely unique glamping accommodation - situated 2 minutes to Mannum and the Great Murray River in South Australia. Kick back, relax and enjoy the serenity with beautiful surroundings of nature and wildlife. We offer an escape to the outback and back to basics. Come for a stay in your choice of 5 bell tents spread out over 40 acres of beautiful mallee. We have 4 secluded tents only accessible by 4wd and 1 that is 2wd access.

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Milang Lakeside Caravan Park

From $55 to $68

Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Milang Lakeside Caravan Park with its many trees and abundant bird life in a birdwatchers paradise. The caravan park has three fully self-contained units set amongst a park setting, overlooking Lake Alexandrina. All town facilities are within 150 metres of the park.

Milang Lakeside Caravan Park is situated on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, Australia's largest permanent fresh water lake system.

Just one hour's drive from Adelaide and 15 minutes from Goolwa, Milang is a short drive to the premier wine growing districts of Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek.

Milang is a town steeped in history from the bygone days of the paddle steamer trade. Once a thriving river port but now more suited to those that want to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this area.

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Mundoo Island Station

From $120.00 to $200.00

Mundoo Island Station is a working cattle and sheep station which allows small groups of campers onto Mundoo and Ewe Islands.

Activities that can be enjoyed are fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming in the Coorong. You can also go bird watching, enjoy coastal walks, cycling and a tour of Mundoo Island Station.

Camper trailers and caravans are welcome. No facilities are provided therefore all campers must be totally self-contained and some camp sites require four wheel drive to access. Entry and camping fees apply.

Boating access in the Coorong is available at some camp sites – launch sites are unmade. Our camp sites only suit those who wish to set up camp and not drive anywhere for the duration, due to access restrictions crossing the barrages on and off Mundoo and Ewe Islands.

Please note that porta pottis are essential as you are not permitted to dig holes for toilet purposes. The sites are in paddocks and therefore the grass during summer is dry and may be prickly under foot. Wind shelters are at four of our camp sites: Grannie’s Hill, Old Stock Fence, Annie’s and All Alone.

A minimum camping fee applies due to the access restrictions.

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Murray Bridge Marina Camping and Caravan Park

From $30 to $250.00

Come and stay at the Murray Bridge Marina Camping and Caravan Park.

Enjoy the serene riverside location, close to many surrounding attractions. One hour to Adelaide, the South Coast or the Barossa Valley wine region.

We have cabins on land and on the water as well as powered on-suite sites, regular powered sites and non powered campsites.

Murray Bridge Show Grounds - RV Friendly Camping

From $7 to $15

As an RV friendly town, Murray Bridge welcomes and accommodates the growing RV market by providing RV friendly campgrounds, dump point, fresh waster and ease of access to parking within the CBD and many local services.

The Murray Bridge showgrounds offers self contained Caravans and RV with cost effective and affordable rates for overnight stays

Terms & Conditions Maximum length of stay is 1 week Please note that all vehicles must be self contained (shower & toilet) Please maintain a distance of at least 3 meters between vehicles Please do not dump any grey or black water on the showgrounds - There is a The dump point and water facility is located on Railway Terrace, Murray Bridge. Please keep your pet on a leash at all times Please clean up after your pet Please keep receipts visible at all times (on the dashboard of your vehicle) Please leave the site in the same condition in which you found it - “leave no Trace”.

Murray Bridge Tourist Park

From $33 to $145

Wayne and Kylie and our friendly staff welcome you to the Murray Bridge Tourist Park.

With a friendly smile to greet you on arrival, let us make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.

We have cabin accommodation to suit couples, corporate or groups and large drive through gravel powered sites.

During your stay at the Park, take advantage of the entertainment area for our guests where you sit and sear your steaks on the barbies, relax on the lawn or in the shady patio. We have a camp fire so you can keep cosy and warm during the Winter months. Cook a damper while savouring a a delicious beer or glass of wine and just enjoy the mesmerising crackle of the fire.

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Narrung Ferry Camp Ground

The campsite is situated by the Narrung Ferry, and features beautiful views of Point Malcolm Lighthouse. It offers vehicles up to 72 hours parking, with access to bins, toilets, water and covered seating. Pets are permitted on leads and potable water is available in Narrung.

The Narrung Ferry takes only a couple of minutes to cross between Point Malcolm Lighthouse and the Narrung Lakeside Reserve, offering vehicles the opportunity to explore Australia’s only inland lighthouse at Point Malcolm and drive past the back of the historic Poltalloch Station, offering group tours on request, or head west towards Raukkan, home of the church on the Australian $50 note.