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Desert Parks December Bulletin

Edited Highlights Desert Parks Bulletin No 467 – 2 December, 2013

Hi, here are the highlights from the current Desert Parks Bulletin issued yesterday. This will most likely be the last update for the year unless there is a significant weather event over summer. If you are travelling outback over the summer period just remember the extreme temperatures can seriously stress both human and machine.

Lake Eyre National Park – Kati Thanda (Co-named on 14thNovember, 2013)

The lake is now dry.  The best way to see the enormity of Lake Eyre is from the air.

Halligan Bay TrackClosed until 15th March 2014 due to public risk over summer.

Level Post Bay Track. – Open to 4WD. No camping at Level Post Bay, camping at Muloorina campground.

Tallaringa Conservation Park – Anne Beadell Highway – 2014 Closures

Due to Department of Defence requirements in 2014, theAnne Beadell Highwayand thus Tallaringa will be closed from 3—23 March and 19 May—8 June 2014.

Innamincka Regional Reserve and Coongie Lakes National Park

Coongie TrackOpen to 4WD. Use caution at corrugations, as well as small washouts from recent rains.

Walkers Crossing TrackClosed until 15th March 2014 due to public risk over summer.

15 MileTrack and Access to Cooper CreekOpen.  Caution at washouts when accessing 15 Mile sites.

Cullyamurra WaterholeOpen to 4WD.  Caution at washouts.  Trailers and caravans not recommended due to washouts.

Burke’s GraveOpen to 4WD.  Day visitors only.

Old Strzelecki Track (on Innamincka Regional Reserve only)  – Open to 4WD.

Bore Track NorthOpen to 4WD.

Bore Track SouthClosed. No visitor access across Bollards Lagoon station.

Witjira National Park and the Simpson Desert Reserves

Witjira National ParkOpen to 4WD. Camping is restricted to Dalhousie Springs, 3 O’clock Creek and Purni Bore.

Simpson DesertClosed until 15th March 2014 due to public risk over summer.

Warburton CrossingClosed until 15th March 2014 due to public risk over summer.

THIS IS AN EDITED EXTRACT – contact us for an email of the full report.

Check road and local conditions before travelling into the Outback. Speed limits of 40km per hour apply within all Parks. For up to date public road information outside of National Parks, please call the Transport SA Road Condition Hotline on 1300 361 033 or visit theTransport SA web site.

Be aware that entry to Desert Parks requires a permit or a Desert Parks Pass that must be displayed on the vehicle windscreen.

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