Campsites 31 - 33 Turn Off - Katarapko Creek - SA

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DEG: -34.4282 140.523804
DMS: 34º 25' 41.52" S 140º 31' 25.69" E
UTM: 54 H 6190262mN 456246mE
Altitude: 10m
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Katarapko National Park
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The largest and most popular area of the park, Katarapko features floodplains and several permanent and semi-permanent wetlands. Katarapko itself is made up of three sections: Katarapko Creek, Eckert Creek and Lock 4. There are three interpretive walks in Katarapko area where you’ll learn about local plants, animals, and the history of the area.

Katfish Reach is a community environmental rehabilitation project that encompasses the Katarapko and Eckert Creek area. The area has been identified as a priority floodplain for environmental flows, and for broadscale identified as a priority floodplain for environmental flows, and for identified as a priority floodplain for environmental flows, and for broadscale rehabilitation works for native fish. Find out more at katfish.org.au.

Murray River National Park covers approximately 13 000 hectares and is made up of three separate sections of land - Katarapko, Lyrup Flats and Bulyong Island. The park was proclaimed in 1991 to conserve the unique Murray wetlands and their flora and fauna, such as the threatened Regent Parrot, Golden Bell Frog, Murray Cod and Murray Darling Carpet Python. The park provides great recreational opportunities for visitors.

Escape and enjoy the tranquil setting of the park by bushwalking, canoeing, camping, houseboating, fishing or just relaxing on the banks of the river. Natural and human impacts are causing serious problems for the River Murray. When water is available, flooded wetlands and flood plains kick start a boom of life with new plant growth, breeding cycles and increased food availability. With decreased flow down the river, the park is facing issues such as stressed vegetation and barriers for fish movement.
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Closest Weather Station

Loxton at 15/02:30pm CDT
Distance from Campsites 31 - 33 Turn Off - Katarapko Creek 6.89km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.4°C18.2°C25%2.7°C1014.5hPa0.0mmWSW19km/hr
10knots
33km/hr
18knots

Closest Climatic Station

Loxton Research Centre
Distance from Campsites 31 - 33 Turn Off - Katarapko Creek 6.89km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.831.328.123.919.516.315.817.520.724.127.629.6
Mean Min. °C14.614.512.08.46.34.73.84.46.38.311.313.0
Mean Rain mm18.717.112.916.023.225.928.327.426.026.221.825.3

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