Piccaninnie Ponds camping area
This camping area with 6 sites is 3.5 km south of Nelson Rd, 27.8 km south-east of Mt Gambier; the sites are 600 m past the access road to the ponds. Pick up a permit from the self-registration station. While you can’t swim in the ponds, there’s swimming and fishing in Discovery Bay. The sites are gas/fuel stove only.
Who to contact: Parks SA Mt Gambier (08) 8735 1177
This campsite is located in Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park
This park protects a long stretch of sandy beach backed by dunes and limestone ridges. The focus here is sinkholes filled with crystal-clear water plunging to depths of more than 70 m. These stunning limestone formations offer brilliant diving and snorkelling experiences, though you’ll need a permit. The park also offers scope for bush and beach walks, fishing and birdwatching. The park is 32 km south of Mt Gambier on Discovery Bay, near the Victorian border.
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