Simpson Desert Conservation Park

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Simpson Desert Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Oodnadatta
Coordinates 26°15′5″S 137°50′40″E / 26.25139°S 137.84444°E / -26.25139; 137.84444
Area 6,881.42 km²
Established 1967
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Heritage
Official site Simpson Desert Conservation Park

Simpson Desert Regional Reserve is located in South Australia, 957 km (595 mi) north of Port Augusta. In combination with Simpson Desert Regional Reserve and Witjira National Park, it forms a protected area representing one of the world's best examples of dunal desert. A wide variety of desert flora and fauna are protected in a landscape of varied dune systems, extensive playa lakes, spinifex grasslands and Acacia woodlands. These trees soak up water from underground water springs.

In an unprecedented move, access has been closed over summer in 2008-2009 due to excessive heat [1]

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