Deep Creek Conservation Park - SA

 

Position

DEG: -35.600971 138.269394
DMS: 35º 36' 3.5" S 138º 16' 9.82" E
UTM: 54 H 6056875mN 252633mE
Altitude: 218.55m

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Deep Creek Conservation Park
South Australia
Phone: (08) 8598 0263
Email: N/A
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Deep Creek Conservation Park preserves the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The area around Deep Creek was settled from around the late 1850’s when various farms were established. Prior to this the Ramindjeri and Kaurna aboriginal people inhabited the area. During the mid 1880’s land grants were issued. Apart from traditional farming, other activities included wattle bark stripping and collection of Yacca gum. Some timber felling also occurred as stringy bark was used for building material and fence posts. Further settlement of the area occurred from the 1920’s onwards, and this included a concentrated effort to clear the land for farming. Fortunately in 1965, the environmental significance of the Deep Creek area was recognised, and the South Australian State Government commenced purchasing land to eventually form what is now known as the Deep Creek Conservation Park.

The Deep Creek Conservation Park is home to healthy populations of Western Grey Kangaroo, Short-beaked echidnas, southern brown bandicoots, and southern emu-wrens. The park provides some of the most scenic and challenging bushwalking areas in the state. An extensive network of trails allows walkers to explore a variety of fascinating natural environments. Due to the park's rugged nature, a careful, responsible and well planned approach to bushwalking is essential for your safety. If attempting any of the hikes in Deep Creek Conservation Park, please make sure you are prepared. Take adequate water and let someone know your destination and time of return. Don't rely on the water in the creeks or in the tanks at the campgrounds. The hikes are best attempted in cooler weather.

Fees apply for entering and camping at Deep Creek CP. On the spot fines apply for failing to purchase and display a valid permit. Campfires are allowed at all the campgrounds, but only outside of Fire Danger season (1st of November until 30th of April). You must bring your own firewood. Firewood collection in the Park is not allowed.

There are 4 campgrounds accessible by vehicles - Cobblers Hill Campground, Stringybark Campground, Trig Campground, and Tapanappa Campground.

Good fishing is available from the coast at several spots (Blowhole Beach, Deep Creek Cove, Boat Harbour Beach) but usually requires a long, hard, steep walk (with the exception of Blowhole Beach if you have a 4WD).

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Parawa (Second Valley Forest Aws)
Distance from Deep Creek Conservation Park 3.82km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C23.323.321.018.014.812.311.612.514.416.519.421.4
Mean Min. °C13.513.912.811.19.57.76.87.07.98.810.611.8
Mean Rain mm26.129.339.858.092.2126.2123.3103.084.563.044.734.7

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