Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

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Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park is located in South Australia
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park
State South Australia
Nearest town or city Marree
Coordinates 28°22′13″S 137°22′51″E / 28.37028°S 137.38083°E / -28.37028; 137.38083Coordinates: 28°22′13″S 137°22′51″E / 28.37028°S 137.38083°E / -28.37028; 137.38083
Area 13,488.37 km2 (5,207.9 sq mi)[1]
Established 31 October 1985 (1985-10-31)[1]
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Heritage
Website Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park is located in South Australia (Australia), 697 km north of Adelaide. It contains both the North and South sections of Lake Eyre as well as sections of the Tirari Desert.[2]

The park protects dry desert landscapes, the nation's largest salt lake and the lowest point on the mainland.[3]

The park almost encloses Elliot Price Conservation Park, which covers the Hunt Peninsula and Brooks Island, within and around the northern section of the lake. It was established as South Australia's first arid zone conservation zone. It was named after Elliot Price, from the nearby Muloorina Station. There is no vehicle access to the park.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 South Australia Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Outback National Parks South Australia (SA)". Australian Travel & Tourism Network Pty Limited. 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  3. ^ Hema Maps (1997). Discover Australia's National Parks. Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia. p. 328. ISBN 1-875992-47-2. 
  4. ^ "National Parks and Wildlife South Australia - Lake Eyre national park". www.environment.sa.gov.au. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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