Coongie Lakes

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 01, 2017 at 18:50
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Just completed a wet east to west Simpson crossing. All ok for all roads now in case anyone interested.
Can anyone let me know if Coongie Lakes is accessible at the moment.
Has been very wet out here ...... around Dalhousie and Coober but all roads dry now.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Jul 01, 2017 at 23:01

Saturday, Jul 01, 2017 at 23:01
Today's Desert Parks Bulletin says the Coongie Lakes track is open to 4wd
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 11:22

Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 11:22
G'Day Phil,
The link doesn't work :-(
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 13:34

Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 13:34
Yes, I messed it up. Allan has it all sorted below.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 12:42

Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 12:42
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Here's the link to SA Desert Parks Bullletin
It will download a PDF file.
Not the easiest to find unless you are a subscriber.

Phil's link was to the downloaded file on his computer. We don't have access Phil. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 13:33

Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 13:33
Haha .... yes I stuffed up there!
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 14:25

Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 14:25
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No worriers Phil.

Incidentally, I used to get these Bulletins by email regularly and automatically but I realise now that it seems to have ceased. I had to search for a reference to this latest Bulletin in the text of a page on Safety. Was not easy to find. There seems to be no link in the indexes of "National Parks South Australia".
How do you access them?

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jul 03, 2017 at 08:59

Monday, Jul 03, 2017 at 08:59
Yes it never has been easy to find!
I've always typed "desert park bulletin" into Google and it comes up with a VKS link or the Safety page. I also belong to some Friends of Parks groups and one of them sends the updated bulletins.
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Reply By: Member - Captain Sparkles - Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 12:55

Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 at 12:55
Thanks for the info. Travelling across later in July. Have been keeping an eye on the road conditions
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Jul 03, 2017 at 06:13

Monday, Jul 03, 2017 at 06:13
It gets closed quickly after rain so keep checking.

The Parks part of it wouldn't get a lot of maintenance I'd say. Both times I've driven it there's been some ugly surprises.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017 at 08:11

Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017 at 08:11
Dont miss Coongie, hope it is still open for you....was closed 2 months back after rains in the east simo, and now it seems the west got a drenching...
b4 you bag me out, walk a mile in my shoes, then your a mile away and have my shoes :)

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Reply By: Life Member - Woodsy - Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017 at 10:16

Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017 at 10:16
Hi Keith

According to Desert Parks Bulletin #571, 3 July 2017, Coongie Track is closed due to rain.

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Reply By: Member - Mark C (QLD) - Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 20:38

Friday, Jul 07, 2017 at 20:38
Hello we were there at Innaminka on Sunday 2 and it was closed then as was Walkers crossing. Before that we were stuck at Cameron Corner for three days as we had 12mm at CC and 17 at Innaminka. Don't know how it is now but hope yuo get there. Amazing place as we were there in 2009 but without a canoe. Well we went back with a canoe this time but road closed. Will have to go again.
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Reply By: Member - Keith B (QLD) - Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 19:28

Monday, Jul 10, 2017 at 19:28
Thanks to all who responded.
Sorry for my tardy reply buty I just returned yesterday.
I made it to Coongie without problems. Road was rough but dry. Quite busy at the lake but just as beautiful as ever.
Simpson was damp and we seemed to be one of the first out of the desert in the west without getting too dirty. It's remarkable how the roads dry so quickly - cars through just hours before us were covered head to toe in mud while my car was relatively "clean".
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