Camping over Easter weekend?

Eagle eye: Birdwatching at Bool Lagoon.
Eagle eye: Birdwatching at Bool Lagoon.

Easter long weekend is prime time for camping in National Parks and Conservation Parks along the Limestone Coast, and Department for Environment and Water Senior Ranger Cath Bell is recommending campers book online now to avoid missing out.

"Many of the sites in our parks are already fully booked," Cath said.

"There are however a few spots left at Coorong Ocean Beach, Bool Lagoon and Naracoorte Caves."

"Even though some campsites are taken, you can still enjoy our parks by taking a day trip to explore. Bool Lagoon in particular is pretty amazing at the moment and is teeming with brolgas, an ideal day out for bird watchers."

Fire bans are currently in place, with gas fires only allowed for cooking. Dogs are not permitted in parks, with the exception of Coorong beaches where they must be on a lead.

"We have these procedures in place to protect our parks and wildlife, and to make sure that visitors can enjoy their experience in a safe space," Cath said.

"If travelling along the coast in the sand, be sure to deflate your tyres for better traction. This minimises the chance of becoming bogged, and also reduces damage to tracks for other travellers."

"Our local parks are for everyone, which means that everyone needs to do their bit to protect them for the benefit of the landscape and native wildlife, and so we can enjoy these special areas at their full potential for generations to come."

Rangers will be in parks over the busy period. Campers need to check availability and book online via the National Parks SA website before heading to their chosen site.

For more information or assistance with your booking, contact Natural Resources South East 8735 1177.