Sturt Gorge Recreation Park

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Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
South Australia
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is located in South Australia
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
Nearest town or city Adelaide
Coordinates 35°02′15.9″S 138°35′06.7″E / 35.037750°S 138.585194°E / -35.037750; 138.585194Coordinates: 35°02′15.9″S 138°35′06.7″E / 35.037750°S 138.585194°E / -35.037750; 138.585194
Established 4 October 1973 (1973-10-04)[1]
Area 244 hectares (600 acres)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Sturt Gorge Recreation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

The Sturt Gorge Recreation Park is a protected area located in Bellevue Heights, South Australia and which is recognised as an area of great geological significance. It channels the Sturt River down to the Adelaide Plains. The park is 13 km south of Adelaide and was established in 1973.

The Sturt Tillite formation was the first area in the world to provide definite evidence of Cryogenian glaciation (the Snowball Earth). It is hypothesised that the landform was created from glacial material that dropped from ice floating in the ocean which covered the area 800 million years ago.[2]

All kinds of fires are prohibited in the park.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 25 November 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Sturt Gorge Recreation Park". Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
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