camping on the corrong in SA

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 18:52
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With the closer of Gemini downs in the corrong our group have been left wanting
can anyone send me some suggestions to camping on the coorong not the crossing at 42 mile we are aware that it has a public campsite but no facilities like showers
I am aware there was a campsite at policemans point but trying to find them and details to enquire has been hopeless
can anyone suggest a campsite with facilities even a caravan park
I know it sounds soft but we take young kids and the wifes once a year to keep them happy
whilst we can go fishing during the day knowing that the better halves are happy
need some advise
cheers to all
wizza
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Reply By: Ralph M2 - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:04

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:04
You could stay in a caravan park in Kingston
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Follow Up By: wizzwozthere - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:13

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:13
Thanks Ralph
but keeping close to the crossing is wanted so we can go fishing during the day
plus kingston is packed
looking to stay away from the ruff necks
the best part of gemini downs was camping in the non powered section and away from others but using the showers and toilets
cheers
wizza
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:25

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:25
When you write 'keep away from the roughnecks' are you referring to the incident a few weeks ago? The caravan park there is normally fairly quiet.
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Follow Up By: wizzwozthere - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:08

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:08
Hi Gordon
Thanks for the help we mainly camp easter long weekend and october long weekend because the fishing is great .but find caravan parks full at that time of the year.
but with no where this october we all stayed home.
Unsure by your comment about an incident there a few weeks ago.
but we stayed there a few years back and had my eskies stollen while away from the camp, that brought us back to gemini downs from then on.
we have stayed there for the past 20 years and got to know the famillies very well.
it was a great place.
we all worry about the drunken sods that lurk around and the young kids.
so a semi secluded place is what we are looking for now but with showers and toilets
thanks for your comments
cheers
wizza
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:23

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:23
There is this one - Coorong Wilderness Lodge - have not been there for 8 years but it was fatly new then.
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Follow Up By: wizzwozthere - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:00

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:00
Thanks Peter I will try and contact them we drive past but I thought it was for the local custodians only .we would be happy if they allowed us to stay there.
I just thought that I will ring the rangers station at salt creek and ask for details about policemans point and the wilderness lodge
thanks for the suggestion
wizza
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:27

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:27
You could try the caravan "park" at Salt Creek.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: gordon_adel - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:42

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:42
I'm under the impression the salt creek one is now closed.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:48

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 19:48
That's the one that was closed http://www.geminidowns.com.au/
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Follow Up By: wizzwozthere - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:11

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:11
yes I think you are thinking of Gemini downs which is now closed.
wish it wasn't.
I understand it has been bought by a school and will only allow school camps there now
shame
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 21:14

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 21:14
We stayed in the Salt Creek place just 10 days ago.

Nice little grassy area around the back, a very basic amenities block in need of some TLC, but a welcome stop-over place compared with little else on offer.

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Reply By: Andrew & Jen - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:55

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 20:55
Hullo Wizza

Would it be possible for the group to pool their resources to provide shower and toilet facilities? Then you would have much more choice about where you can stay.

It might be quite straightforward and not very costly to rig up a communal hot water supply, a shower and a toilet or two, either drop ones or cassette with purpose built tent (their are quite a few on the market that are relatively inexpensive when costed over a few years use and can be used for showers and toilets)

Add a decent BBQ or 3 and away you go!

Cheers
Andrew
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Reply By: Stan2.8D - Sunday, Oct 14, 2012 at 20:10

Sunday, Oct 14, 2012 at 20:10
Lake Albert caravan park at Meningie. On the shore of the lake which now has plenty of water! Not bad at all.
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