Port Arthur Overnight - Roadside Stop.


This is really only a large roadside parking bay, but it might come in handy if you need to stop at the top of Yorke Peninsula for a while, or even overnight, before continuing.  It's just over 100k's from Adelaide. 

Situated about 10 kilometres north, and about 22 kilometres from Port Wakefield, right at the top of the Peninsula, this parking area is alongside the Clinton Conservation Park.  It's on the eastern side of the road.  It is a relatively large, dirt/gravel parking area with a few trees here and there.  There are also a couple of tables with benches and rubbish bins. 

Caravans and motorhomes would have plenty of room here.  It seems to be an area specifically for overnight stops or to catch a few hours sleep.  I have never seen anyone camped here for an extended stay.

The area lies between the road and the tidal flats of upper Gulf St Vincent.  The flats are quite popular in the warmer months for dabbers - ie crab rakers, on a low tide.

The adjacent Clinton Conservation Park consists of low coastal scrub and saltbush, with large areas of marshy, swampy ground.  It's not much to look at, but a closer inspection reveals a surprising amount of bird life.

Gas fires are preferred here, but if you had your own firewood, and it wasn't fire danger season, then a small camp fire is OK.  There are no facilities at all here.

Not really a camping spot, but it's good to know it's there in case you are in need of a rest.  It has a little more to offer than the normal roadside parking bay.