Acraman Creek Conservation Park

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Acraman Creek Conservation Park
South Australia
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
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Acraman Creek estuary
Acraman Creek Conservation Park is located in South Australia
Acraman Creek Conservation Park
Acraman Creek Conservation Park
Nearest town or city Smoky Bay
Coordinates 32°26′58″S 134°3′3″E / 32.44944°S 134.05083°E / -32.44944; 134.05083Coordinates: 32°26′58″S 134°3′3″E / 32.44944°S 134.05083°E / -32.44944; 134.05083
Established 12 September 1991[1]
Area 39.52 km2 (15.3 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website Acraman Creek Conservation Park
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Acraman Creek Conservation Park is a protected area located in South Australia on the northern side of Streaky Bay on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, about half way between the towns of Ceduna and Streaky Bay.

The park is 3,952 ha (9,770 acres)[1] in size and contains the Acraman Creek estuary, ocean beaches, sand dunes, mangrove, samphire and mallee habitats. It is an important feeding location for many coastal birds, including migratory waders such as sandpipers and stilts that journey from the Arctic Circle. The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category VI protected area.[2]

A bush camping ground and the ocean beach is accessible by conventional vehicles, but access to boat launching facilities at Port Lindsey on Acraman Creek requires a four-wheel drive. Slightly offshore is the remains of a shipwreck when whaling was performed in the area.[citation needed]

Activities in the park include Bush camping (permit required), fishing, boating, canoeing and birdwatching.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "Protected Areas Information System - reserve list (as of 17 Feb 2014)" (PDF). Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas of South Australia (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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