Beetaloo Creek Camp Site

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Campsite,
Shelter (small),
Water Tank
Mapsheet
5B
Guidebook
Northern Guidebook, chapter 2, map 4
Coordinates
Grid ref: 378 233
Longitude: 138.1873692111
Latitude: -33.1974317833
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Contact
Friends of the Heysen Trail
Bookings
No
Fees
None
Facilities
Campsite, water tank, basic shelter with bench (primarily to collect water)
Notes
This tank is midway between the Bowmans Hut and the Go-Cart Track campsite - 19.9km from Bowmans Hut and 20.2km from the Go-Cart Track campsite. Walkers note: 30 June 2018. The water in the tank is discoloured due to tannin leaching but tastes OK. A sample was tested by SA Water in late June and found to be safe for drinking - no E. Coli was detected. We apologise for the discoloration.

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5 thoughts on “Beetaloo Creek Camp Site

  1. Campsite was burnt out in last fires. Tank/ shelter survived due to being steel, over flow pipe melted. Tank is full but water is discoloured.. tanins or fire ash. Tastes fine. Camped here 8/5/15, I think. This was currently 2-3km off the re route which heads to Laura. Laura is a nice town good CVP, café, pub, small supermarket,. Could not find gas there.

  2. Site now open. Camped here night I of 17/9/15. As I walked in, met another hiker from
    Opp. direction. First I have met. Nice little spot. Water discoloured. Outflow pipe melted and uncovered. Water tasted ok. Tank full.

  3. Stayed here on 16th May ’18. Water was plentiful though I chose not to drink it as it was discoloured and quite black. Repairs have been made to the tank. Luckily I had chosen to carry extra water.

  4. 12/6/18
    walked into camp and checked water. looked like ink and tank was very low. NOT MUCH WATER at all had enough water to camp 10 km down track, and had to get water at go cart track shelter. water crystal clear and no problems

  5. Don and Frank
    20/9/2018 Camped overnight the water was tannin but drinkable. I filtered all the water on the walk.

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