Details on 4 campsites within 100km of Parachilna Gorge,

Parachilna Gorge Campground

Last Updated Dec 2013 | Originally suggested by c.j.b

Parachilna Gorge has water available Parachilna Gorge has picnic fireplaces There are picnic tables available at Parachilna Gorge

A free bush camp adjacent to the northern trailhead of the Heysen hiking trail.

Pets: no known restrictions, however there are adjoining private properties where loose animals could tresspass.

Water Availability: Non-potable water may be available from a tank at a nearby information shelter. Intermittent creek water availability. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires: no built fire places. Open fires are forbidden in South Australia between November and April, and during extreme fire bans.

Picnic Tables: at the nearby information shelter

Enironmental concerns: Wheel Cactus is prevelent in the area, and efforts to eradicate it are ongoing. The collected pest plants must be burnt to ashes in a campfire if collected-- the seeds remain viable for 20 years.

Facilities and activities at Parachilna Gorge

Number of sites:

3 - 4 locations suitable for tents

Camping Fees:

Parachilna Gorge is a free camping area.


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings required for this free campground


No toilets available at this campsite


It is not known if pets are allowed at this campsite

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

There are no built fireplaces in this camp ground, however it may be permisable to have a camp fire under certain conditions. Please check local fire restrictions and rules before lighting fires.


No bbqs are provided.


There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.


There is no fishing at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for Parachilna Gorge


This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

15km East of Parachilna, South Australia

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