Update - 2/11/2017

After a lengthy absence from this Park, I had the opportunity to visit again recently.  I am happy to report that things haven't changed much; which is a good thing.  It's quite a unique Park this one, with it's deep gullies, red cliffs, and mallee.  It also has a large expanse of open areas dominated by Bluebush.  Birdlife is prolific and is a main reason to visit.  Kangaroos and emus are about in good numbers, as well as feral goats at times.  Remains of Australia's mega fauna have been discovered at this Park.  The camping area itself has been tidied up and long drop loos are provided.  There are no other facilities. There are 11 sites, with some being large enough for caravans.  Best visited in Spring and Autumn.  The flies are bad in the warmer months and it is very hot with the limited shade provided by mallee trees.  It is difficult to explain, but there is something special about this Park - not the prettiest or most spectacular, the feeling experienced is a bit like camping at the Cooroong;  almost other-worldly.    

It is free to camp at Redbanks Conservation Park.  Gas fires only - even in the cooler months.      

Redbanks Conservation Park is near Burra in the State's mid north.  It's about 15 kilometres east of the town and is well signposted.

Redbanks was a popular reserve for off road bikes and buggies, but has since been set aside as a conservation area.  

It is an isolated area and the vegetation is Mallee scrub mainly, with Bluebush and open areas.  There is a creek running through the reserve and a designated walking track.  Although dry most of the time, the creek does have permanent water holes which makes it a great place to observe wildlife.  When walking along the banks, you'll soon see why they call it Redbanks.

The camping ground consists of 11 sites and it is situated amongst the mallee trees.  Some of the sites are large enough for caravans and the ground is firm.  Because of the sparse nature of mallee scrub, the shade provided is somewhat patchy, but there is shade.  The sites are fairly well separated.  There are long drop toilets but no other facilities.  You'll need to be self sufficient.

As you enter the park, you will soon come to a t-junction.  It's well signposted and left leads you to the camping area.  Right takes you to a day trip visiting area.  There are several places to park your car and you can access walking trails and the red cliffs along the creek.  One of the trails will take you back to the camping area.  Another trail leads you along the creek and through the low scrub.  Along this trail you will discover the permanent water holes.  Wildlife is prolific along here, with kangaroos and feral goats ever present last time I was there - along with the birds.

Access to the reserve is open to 2WD vehicles and caravans.  The roads are unsealed but in good repair.  The track within the reserve is a bit bumpy in parts, but access is still easy enough.

Best seasons to visit would be Spring, Autumn and even Winter.  Summer would be too hot.  There is not much shelter, save for the Mallee trees.  Nights in the cooler months can be extremely cold.

There are heaps of kangaroos and birdlife, especially early morning and late afternoon around the water.  Unfortunately there are also heaps of flies.  Insect repellant is a must.

Burra is only a couple of hours from Adelaide and is rich in mining history.  It is easy to spend a couple of days here poking around.