The Gums Campground - Little Dip Conservation Park

National Park - South Australia


The campground offers good wind protection with some sites shaded by mallee gums. Limited fresh water and a pit-style toilet is available on site. Shaded picnic area amongst gum trees nearby. 1.5 km to back beach for surfing and fishing along 4wd track.The campground has 5 allocated camping sites and is accessible by 2WD with high clearance. Access High Clearance 2WD. Suitable for caravan, camper trailer, tent. Facilities, long-drop toilet, picnic table. Campfires allowed (seasonal fire restrictions apply). Number of campsites, 5 allocated campsites . Electricity, unpowered.

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 home to the Boandik people some 10,000 years ago - large numbers of middens (shellfish remains) 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.

Great campsite. Very sheltered from the wind by thick bush. Very close to town. Drop toilet good - watch out for the odd Inch ant though! Heaps of mozzies (all over Robe not just here), but not aggressive. We had a Wombat visit about 4pm one evening. Firepits are an old truck brake drum - so not huge. They are also chained to the ground so can't be moved. There is one communal one between sites 3, 4 & 5. Sites 1 and 2 are the largest, and have their own firepit, but it's right in the back corner.
Camping Fee $16.00
Per Site, per night (2 Adults) - from