Yorke Peninsula Bush Camping

Camping is a great way to experience the Australian bush and see native wildlife. It's the best way to appreciate the spectacular ocean views, listen to the peaceful sounds of the waves rolling in, gaze at the stars while toasting marshmallows over your camp fire, spot unique wildlife and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities from bushwalking to adventure sports. There are a number of sites designated for bush camping throughout the Yorke Peninsula Council area, many are situated at some of the most beautiful scenic coastal areas. Access is usually via a gravel road, accessible by conventional vehicles with care. Campsites are found in secluded bush and mallee areas overlooking the ocean. Most have a sandy beach within walking distance of your camp.

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Cancellation Policy

Permits are not refundable. However under special circumstances camping permits can be deferred. Please send any correspondence to admin@yorke.sa.gov.au. CAMPING Council has designated the bush camp grounds as locations where camping is permitted. Camping in other locations on local government land or on any road is prohibited. It is also illegal to camp on any foreshore. Any person who camps in a non-authorised area or does not pay the appropriate fee prior to using the designated camping grounds may be issued with a $100 Expiation Notice. Pursuant to Councils By laws camp includes setting up a camp or causing a tent caravan or motor home to remain on the land for the purpose of staying overnight whether or not any person is in attendance or sleeps on the land. Upon camping on any of the designated camping reserves for a period of six consecutive weeks you are unable to camp on any designated camping reserve until a period of a further four consecutive weeks has expired. RUBBISH Please take all of your rubbish with you or use rubbish bins where provided. Leaving any type of rubbish at your camp site may result in a $315 Expiation Notice being issued. DOGS Dogs are permitted on the camping grounds but must be kept under effective control at all times. Your dog is considered to be under Effective Control if it is on a leash not exceeding 2 metres in length or if it is off leash it must be in the campground (includes the foreshore) and you can see your dog at all times (cannot be walking behind you - it must be kept in your vision) your dog is kept in close proximity you are able to control your dog in any circumstances your dog does not run up to other people or animals your dog does not attack chase harass or otherwise endanger the health of a person or an animal or bird owned by or in the charge of another person (whether or not actual injury is caused). If your dog is not under effective control you may receive an $80 on the spot fine for dog wandering at large. CAMPFIRES Campfires are permitted in designated camping areas except on days of a Total Fire Ban. The camping locations are all part of the Yorke Peninsula Fire ban district. Check the CFS web site for fire ban updates. www.cfs.sa.gov.au During the fire danger season a camp fire is only permitted if it is dug 30cm into the ground is no more than 1m2 in size a suitable water agent is on hand to control the fire and that a responsible person is present at all time for the duration of the fire. You also need a 4m clearance of all flammable material around and above the fire. When you leave the area or go to bed ensure the fire is extinguished. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in you receiving a $315 Expiation Notice. It is illegal to take wood from a roadside or reserve for campfire use. Firewood can be brought with campers or purchased from a firewood supplier.