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Simpson Desert Conservation Park Camp Sites

The Simpson Desert lies across the corners of three States - South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, with the South Australian section divided into 3 protected areas, Simpson Desert Conservation Park, Simpson Desert Regional Reserve and Witjira National Park.

Simpson Desert parks in South Australia and Queensland are CLOSED in summer from 1 December to 15 March

Day and Camping passes are not available for Simpson Desert Regional Reserve and Conservation Park. A Desert Parks Pass - with its comprehensive safety information and maps- is the only permit available to cross the Simpson Desert.

No services are available between Oodnadatta and Birdsville unless a detour is taken to Mount Dare Homestead. A Campground with toilets and showers is available at Dalhousie Springs and Purnie Bore in Witjira National Park.

You may camp within 100 metres of the public access tracks in the Simpson Desert, but there are no facilities. The best places to camp are mostly located towards the salt lakes in the central region where gidgee woodlands provide shade, shelter and soft ground for camping.

More Information

Desert Parks Hotline for current information on 1800 816 078

SA Dept of Environment
Ph (08) 8204 1910.