bush camping with dogsDogs are permitted at Council's bush camping grounds but must be kept under effective control at all times.  If your dog doesn't respond well to humans or other dogs they may not be the best camping companion.  It may be kinder for the dog to be left at home.

Dogs can be off-leash in all Yorke Peninsula Council bush camp grounds. However, if your dog is off leash it must be under 'effective control'. Dogs that are not under effective control are considered to be wandering at large and you could potentially receive a $210 fine.

As an owner, you are responsible for your dog at all times, and you will be asked to leave the camping areas if your dog exhibits bad behaviour or makes excessive noise. You must not leave your dog unattended at your campsite.  

Camping can be a fun adventure for the whole family, dogs included but you should take into consideration the following points:

  • Ensure you have a good quality leash that is no longer than 2 metres in length
  • Always have your dog id-tagged in some way
  • Pick up and dispose of any dog droppings
  • Don't allow your dog to defecate in or near water
  • Be aware of what provokes your dog and know how to deal with the situation
  • Keep your dog away from wildlife and other dogs
  • Don't let your dog annoy the other campers
  • Check your dog for ticks daily
  • Ensure your dog has plenty of water
  • Make sure the dog doesn't make unreasonable noise, especially at night when others are sleeping
  • Ensure your dog is fully vaccinated prior to camping as they may come into contact with unvaccinated animals

Visitor Information

ASK THE LOCAL EXPERTS
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
8 Elizabeth Street Maitland South Australia
T: 1800 202 445
E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au

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