Any idea if we can camp here? (Oodnadatta Track- -29.06679 136.52073)

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 18:02
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A blog on bird watching mentions this site. They stayed the night. I have looked at the position (a dam about 40kms ESE of William Creek). It looks like a good place to spot birds, BUT... they mention going through a gate and camping.

I'd like to find out if this is okay and, if necessary, who to contact to find out. Thought I'd ask here first.

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 21:56

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 21:56
Yellow waterhole?
Pretty certain it is on Anna Creek station which is now owned by the Williams Cattle Company who also own Mount Barry and Arckaringa stations.
Give them a call. In my experience courtesy gets a good response.

Bad practice to camp too close to the water as it upsets the cattle.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 20:18

Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 20:18
Isn't there a 500 metre exclusion zone around watering points?

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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 20:25

Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 at 20:25
I just found this on the SA Natural Resources website:

Stay on the tracks.

Camp only in designated areas or in areas permitted by the appropriate land manager.

Use public toilet facilities where available. If a public toilet is unavailable, dig a deep hole, burn any toilet paper and fill in the hole.

Take your rubbish and waste cassettes to the nearest town facilities for disposal in identified waste bins. Do not empty cassettes into public toilets.

**Camping close to stock watering points can affect grazing stock, therefore you are not permitted to camp within 500 metres of these areas.**

Do not use soap or detergents in or near waterholes, stock watering points or artesian springs.

Pastoral homesteads and out-buildings are people’s homes and businesses. Please respect their backyard and don’t camp within one kilometre of a homestead or other buildings.

Bring your firewood with you and check fire restrictions with the Country Fire Service (or call 1300 362 361). Some national parks do not allow wood fires and we ask you not to collect wood in outback areas as it limited.

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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 20:43

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 at 20:43
Thanks for those replies, I thought there was something about distance from watering holes.

I'll make a call and check.

Cheers,

Mark.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 05:44

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 05:44
There is a sizeable dam at Beresford Siding too, Mark, that might be worth checking out for birds. Lots of trees around it too. I camped at Beresford in Nov. '15.

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Follow Up By: Member - silkwood - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 17:10

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 17:10
Many thanks Bob. We'll definitely stop there.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 17:50

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 17:50
No worries, Mark. Worth checking the old building too, for the history and Fairy Martins/Swallows. One nest in particular must have been there for years, as the pile of poo underneath it would have been nearly a foot high.

At one of the other sidings, can't remember which one, had a pair of Kestrels nesting in the chimney. Might have been Wangianna Siding, on south side of the road?

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 22:55

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 22:55
There is usually a Galah nest in a steel standpipe at Beresford Siding.

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