Carpenter Rocks Recreation Reserve

Free Camping - South Australia


Carpenter Rocks Recreation Reserve is located in the small coastal town of Carpenter Rocks, 35 kilometres south-west of Mount Gambier. Carpenter Rocks is known for its rugged coastline, and the area provides wonderful fishing and diving locations. The rocks of the coast were named ‘Les Carpentiers’ or ‘The Carpenters’ by a Dutch navigator, as the indented and serrated nature of the coastline reminded him of a carpenters saw.

Carpenter Rocks Recreation Reserve, provides parking for self-contained vehicles for up to 72 hours, free of charge, however, a donation to Progress Association is always appreciated. Visitors will find amenities such as toilets, covered seating and barbecue areas. Pets on lead are also welcome.  The parking area is located behind the hall, no camping permitted in the carpark.

HEAPS of room, park anywhere (at least 15m from any structures), very laid back, decent flattish grass. Suggested cost is a very reasonable $5 per night payable at the shop. Black water dump point is accessible for big rigs. One public toilet. This area is best for self contained RVs. The lovely beach is right across the road & down through the sand dune. We'd been staying inland (Naracoorte & Penola) during a bit of a heat wave so this has been 10° less and perfect :)

great place to stay for self contained vehicles. the shop up the road makes one of the best flake fish to be had and chips. the pies are awesome as well. reasonable price for fuel for filling your vehicle. get some amazing sunset photos also
Camping Fee $5.00
Per adult, per night - from