Murray River National Park

Come and explore the Murray River National Park. The park provides ample opportunity for a variety of recreational activities such as walking, bike riding, canoeing, bird watching and bush camping. Designated camping areas, with toilets (in selected areas) and parking facilities as well as walking trails and a self-guided drive trail are established over several areas in the park. This park enables the conservation of more than 14,879 hectares and includes a vast network of Murray River wetlands and floodplains that provide unique natural experiences.

Murray River National Park is divided into six separate areas: Katarapko, Lyrup Flats, Kingston-on-Murray, Paringa Paddock, Gurra Gurra and Bulyong Island. As these areas are separated by towns, visitors will need to ensure they familiarise themselves with maps of the region.

  • Katarapko Campground

    Strict­ly NOCAMP­ING — ALL camp­sites are closed to camp­ing until 30 Novem­ber 2022. Day Vis­i­tors wel­come if Park is not closed. Please see the Park Alerts for fur­ther details.

    Day Vis­it­ing Only — Katara­p­ko Creek entrance on Katara­p­ko Cres­cent remains OPEN. Vis­i­tors may access Crag­gs track, Mallee track and Katara­p­ko Way (block­ing bank road) all the way to Lock 4. All camp­sites are closed to camping.

    Indi­vid­ual seclud­ed camp sites in this sec­tion are sit­u­at­ed along the majes­tic Mur­ray Riv­er, Eck­erts Creek and Katara­p­ko Creek. Most camp­sites offer shade and the abil­i­ty to launch canoes. Learn about Wet­lands on the Ngak Indau Wet­land Trail, Euro­pean his­to­ry on the Crag­gs Hut Walk, or Abo­rig­i­nal his­to­ry on the Kai Kai Nature Trail. New to the Park are the Katara­p­ko and Rodeo Trails. More infor­ma­tion is avail­able on the website. 

    Dogs ARENOT per­mit­ted in the Katara­p­ko Camp­ground camp­ing areas. Dogs are only per­mit­ted on a leash in the Old Rodeo grounds area between Berri and the first bridge/​creek cross­ing. Please refer to the Park map.

    Access 4WD or 2WD in dry con­di­tions. Suit­able for tents, camper trail­ers, car­a­vans. Facil­i­ties, long-drop toi­lets. NOCAMP­FIRESALLOWEDDUR­INGFIREDAN­GERSEA­SON. Num­ber of camp­sites. 55 allo­cat­ed campsites.
  • Lyrup Flats Section

    Dogs ARE per­mit­ted in the Lyrup Flats area of the park pro­vid­ing they are on a lead.

    Includes flood­plain on the north­ern side of the riv­er and fer­ry at Lyrup. A won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty for bird-watch­ing, fish­ing and camp­ing. Seclud­ed camp­sites, most with ample shade, are sit­u­at­ed along the Mur­ray Riv­er, with 2 camp­grounds avail­able for group or indi­vid­ual camping. 

    Access 4WD or 2WD in dry conditions.
    Suit­able for tent, camper trail­er, caravan.
    Facil­i­ties, long-drop toilets.
    Num­ber of camp­sites, 44 allo­cat­ed campsites.
    Elec­tric­i­ty, unpowered.