Palm Valley Camping Ground.

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 08:52
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Will be from Kings Canyon, over to Palm Valley. We want to camp there and was wondering whether anyone had been there lately and is it ok to take a camper trailer in. I have heard conflicting reports, camper is a Tambo Off Road.
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:02

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:02
If you don't happen to get a first hand report here, try phoning the ranger's office - they are very helpful ....... Finke Gorge Ranger Station Ph: (08) 8956 7401
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott F2 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:47

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:47
Thanks for the info.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:16

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:16
Took our TVan in there last year - no problems in getting to the campground. The track only gets rough between the campground and the valley and you don't need to tow it there. Can't imagine its changed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott F2 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:48

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:48
Thanks for the info.
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:22

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:22
Hi Scott,

I towed my van into the campground in July. I wouldn't think it would cause you any problems. There were probably a dozen trailers in there at that time.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scott F2 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:49

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 09:49
Thank you, its great to get such quick replies.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:32

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:32
Yea, you will have no problems. Try and do the long walk at the valley, well worth the effort.
Below are some photos of the road and the camp ground.





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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 13:53

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 13:53
Hi Scott

Accessing the campground is not a problem towing although it needs to be taken slowly and conditions can vary if the Finke River has flowed. We went with our full caravan.

You cannot tow beyond the campground for the drive to the Valley of Palms and in hindsight we should have parked at the Valley of Cycads and walked the last kilometre as this was the slowest going, particularly when negotiating the rocks with the long wheel base of our F250. I have a description in My Blogs from 2008.

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Reply By: Member - Scott F2 - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 21:07

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 21:07
Thanks to everyone who provided information, helpful contact phone numbers & photos it was great. I will follow up with some feedback on Palm Valley for everyone's info.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 04:16

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 04:16
We were there in '09.
Easy to get into, a couple of soft spots on the way in.

Campground is awesome, but it's best to walk into the Valley itself, and enjoy it, but you can drive to the Valley if necessary. It's 2-3km from what I can remember
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