Katarapko Creek Campground - Murray River NP

National Park - South Australia


Come and explore the Murray River National Park. The park provides ample opportunity for a variety of recreational activities such as walking, canoeing, bird watching and bush camping in a near natural environment. Designated camping areas with toilets and parking facilities as well as walking trails and a self-guided drive trail are established over several areas in the park. This park enables the conservation of more than 13,000 hectares and includes a vast network of Murray River wetlands and floodplains that provide unique natural experiences.

Murray River National Park is divided into three separate areas: Katarapko (Winkie), Lyrup Flats (Lyrup) and Bulyong Island (Renmark). As these areas are separated by towns, visitors will need to ensure they familiarise themselves with maps of the region.

Katarapko features 9,148 hectares of black box, red gum and lignum covered floodplains and wetlands alive with aquatic bird species. Katarapko Creek is a significant creek that flows through the park and provides great canoe adventuring and is a very important habitat for native fish. The Ngak Indau walking trail is great for viewing wetland birdlife. Rilli Island, Media Island and Kapunda Island Conservation Parks are also part of Katarapko.

Katarapko itself is divided into three sections: Lock 4 section, Eckert’s Creek section and Katarapko Creek section. Each section has a separate entrance with visitors being unable to move from one section to another through the park.

Individual secluded camp sites in this section are situated along the majestic Katarapko Creek. Most campsites offer shade and the ability to launch canoes. Learn about European history on the Craggs Hut Walk, or Aboriginal history on the Kai Kai Nature Trail, and check out the scenery on the Murray Pine Self-guided Drive. Access 4WD or 2WD in dry conditions. Suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans. Facilities, long-drop toilets. Campfires allowed (seasonal fire restrictions apply). Number of campsites. 35 allocated campsites. Electricity, unpowered.

LOTS of campsites all along the creek. Spread out over several kilometres you won't feel crowded. Beautiful old trees. Road in is unsealed and currently (March 2017) in good condition but I can see how rain would adversely affect it.
Camping Fee $12.50
Per Site, per night (2 Adults) - from