Riverland Free Camping

Riverland stretches from the Victorian Border to Blanchetown in South Australia. The region is a rich fruit growing area, producing citrus, wine and almonds.

The Murray River is the lifeblood of much of the populated areas in South Australia and the Murray River supplies not only irrigation water, without which there would be no farming, but also the domestic water supplies for towns along the river and beyond.

Pipelines carry potable water to communities hundreds of kilometres from the river.
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Heron Bend Camping Area

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Heron Bend Camping Area is a free camping area which is easy to access, just 2km from the Overland Corner. There are walking trails here and of course everything that the Mighty Murray has to offer. Campsites available right along the river bank.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageCaravansTent SiteNo PetsWalkingPhoto OpportunityPublic Boat RampRiver FishingSwimmingBird WatchingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Murtho Forest Landing

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Murtho Forest Landing is a free camping area on the bank of the Murray River in the Mertho Forest Reserve. Campsites are scattered along the bank on a hard surface with good shade under the giant river gums. There are no facilities here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampSwimmingRiver FishingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Morgan Road Rest Area

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Morgan Road Rest Area provides free overnight camping with mainly level gravel surface and some screening from the adjacent road by a row of trees.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Holder Bend Reserve & Boat Ramp

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Holder Bend Reserve & Boat Ramp is a free camping area on the bank of the Murray River. Just east of Waikerie off Holder Bottom Road. Limited shade and no facilities.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 7 daysDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver FishingWalkingPhoto OpportunityBird WatchingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Hogwash Bend

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Hogwash Bend on the Mighty Murray River is a popular free camping spot, with a boat ramp close by and suitable for swimming and fishing. It can become crowded on long weekends. There are no facilities here.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Morgan Conservation Park

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Morgan Conservation Park is an environmentally sensitive area where you can set up camp close to the lagoon and close to nature. No facilities here.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansTent SiteNo PetsSwimmingRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Graeme Claxton Reserve

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Graeme Claxton Reserve is a lovely little free camp on the bank of the Murray River at Cadell. Laze the day away drifting on the river with a fishing line, or explore this fascinating stretch of the South Australian Riverland.
Free Overnight CampToiletsMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesGenerators AllowedPhoto OpportunityShadeBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic ParkingPublic Boat RampRiver FishingInformation BoardBird WatchingWalkingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information
  • Place of Interest
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot
  • Children's Play Facility

Devlins Pound Rest Area

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Devlins Pound Rest Area is a free overnighter with a reasonably level gravel surface and no amenities. Lined with scrub but with little useful shade.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Overland Corner Hotel Rest Area

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The Overlander Corner Hotel has a long history dating back to the mid 19th century. Behind the hotel is a free overnight rest area.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityWiFi InternetMeals
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence

Lake Bonney Reserve

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Lake Bonney Reserve is a small free camping area on the shore of Lake Bonney. There are gravel tracks leading in among the trees off Queen Elizabeth Drive.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingWalkingPhoto OpportunityFishing SpotBeach FishingPublic Boat Ramp
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Cobdogla Pump Station

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Cobdogla Pump Station has free camping either side of the causeway. You can throw in a line and launch your boat here on the river. There are no facilities here.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver FishingPhoto OpportunityBird WatchingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

TM Price Rotary Park

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TM Price Rotary Park is a pleasant picnic and day rest area and a 24hr overnight stop for motorhomes only.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBBQBinNo CaravansNo Long RigsNo TentsPets WelcomePublic ParkingInformation Board
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Information

Police Heritage Monument Rest Area

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Police Heritage Monument Rest Area with a bitumen drivethrough configuration, adjacent to the highway. Plenty of room for large rigs.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Ricciuto Creek & Hart Lagoon

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Ricciuto Creek & Hart Lagoon Camping Area provides free camping just north-west of Waikeri. There are no facilities here. There is a sealed boat ramp and parking area at the waypoint.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeTent SitePhoto OpportunityDay Rest AreaCaravansPets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Ramco Point

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Ramco Point has a free camping area and boat ramp on the bank of the Murray River, 6km north-west of Waikeri. Nice level camping areas, some grassy, with good shady spots.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Lowbank Landing

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Lowbank Landing is a free camping area with a boat ramp about 9.5km east of Waikeri. There are no facilities here. Good selection of campsites with a sandy base and some shade. Turn right from boat ramp for camp spots.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampRiver FishingSwimmingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot
  • Public Laundry

Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park

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At the Maize Island Lagoon Conservation Park you can camp free right on the bank of the mighty Murray River, opposite the massive cliffs of this picturesque section of the River.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 5 daysMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansTent SiteNo PetsNo FiresNo Long RigsBird WatchingPhoto OpportunityWalkingRiver Fishing
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • National Park

Waikerie Lookout

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Waikerie Lookout is a free overnight and day rest area, just off the Sturt Highway 3km east of Waikeri. There is a picnic table and a bin.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesBinNo CaravansNo Long RigsMobile Phone CoveragePets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Rilli Reserve

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Rilli Reserve offers camping spots along the bank of the Murray River in a quiet and private setting. There is a boat ramp and fish in the river.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Thieles Sandbar

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Thieles Sandbar is a bush camp on the bank of the Murray River, just west of Loxton. Apart from some drums for rubbish, there are no facilities here.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingRiver FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
Tourism is an important industry for the Riverland region. We are all familiar with images of paddle boats plying their way up and down the river. Once this was the main form of transport through to the port at Goolwa near the mouth of the Murray, but these days the paddle boats carry passengers for day trips and week long holidays.

Fishers, water skiers and canoeists also enjoy the ever changing scenery along hundreds of kilometres of river, with the striking red or white cliffs to the semi-arid floodplains covered with mallee and saltbush. The magic sunsets will have you reaching for the camera.

As the region relies heavily on fruit growing, the area is jealously protected from fruit fly invasion. There are heavy penalties for bringing uncertified fruit into the area. Be sure that when you enter this region, you have eaten or disposed of all of your fruit, including tomatoes and capsicums. When fruit is purchased locally, keep the shopping receipt as proof that the fruit you are carrying was purchased in the region.
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