Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

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Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby Silknfeathers » Wed 06 Jun, 2018 2:40 pm

Almost always find water in the small creek running into Alligator Creek at Hidden Camp, and again in the "Loop Pool" in Mambray Creek (about 8k up from Mambray Creek Campground. However, I am told it is so dry at the moment there will definitely be no water (I have been told this before and still found water).

Anybody know the current situation?

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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby whitefang » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 11:22 am

Came home from there yesterday. Almost no water in Alligator Gorge or Hidden Gorge. Only some very small pools.
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby peregrinator » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 5:31 pm

I can't comment specifically on Mt Remarkable NP, but I've just returned from many other locations in the Flinders and Gammon Ranges and whitefang's observation doesn't surprise me. Waterholes are either very low or have no water. There are scores of dead kangaroos around. One very emaciated one was so desparate it chose to drink despite my close presence. BYO H2O.
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby Dan_H » Fri 30 Apr, 2021 3:21 pm

Hi,

I'm planning a trip to Mambray Creek (from interstate) in May 2021, and I'm hoping someone can advise on the current water situation there? I can tell it is LIKELY to be dry - I'm looking for recent eyewitness accounts please.

Specific locations of interest include Mambray Creek, Longhill Camp, Hidden Gorge, Kingfisher camp, the Narrows, Battery Ridge and Ficks Track.

Thank you
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby Bubbalouie » Sun 30 May, 2021 10:18 pm

Hi Dan,

How'd you go in the end?

Planning a trip myself in 3-4 weeks time, knowing the water situation would be super helpful.

Cheers

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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby wander » Mon 31 May, 2021 12:46 pm

I would have said the creeks will have water based on previous visits over a long period of time. I have set a 24 hours Rogaine in this Park.

The camp sites up the hill have tanks which Parks make sure have enough water in them, and other one has a dam but I think a tank was going to be subbed in to replace the dam as a source.

More info here including contact email / phone for the park. Email them your specific queries and you will normally have answer in 24 hours.

https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/mount-remarkable-national-park
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby wander » Mon 31 May, 2021 12:47 pm

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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby wander » Mon 31 May, 2021 12:56 pm

There will be water where detailed on this map linked above.

Looking into the remote camps like Stringers Camp I found this. So you will need to contact the Park by phone anyhow to book sites such as these. You will be able to confirm water at camp questions then.

Walk-in camping (closed during fire danger season)

Suitable for: tents

Facilities: none

There is 11 walk-in campsites available for hikers in the park. These campsites are not accessible by vehicles and are closed during bushfire danger season (usually November to April). These campgrounds can not be booked online. Please contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Yorke and Mid North Office on (+61 8) 8841 3400 to organise your stay.
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby Bubbalouie » Mon 31 May, 2021 5:45 pm

Many thanks, this is super helpful :)
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby Bubbalouie » Mon 28 Jun, 2021 9:40 pm

Weather showed it had been raining prior to my arrival... as did mud on the ground.

All the tanks along Battery Ridge had water, though one had a few floaty green bits, easily filtered.

Heading down Fricks track and back towards the car park there were rock pools with standing water, a little dark, but plenty of life in it (tadpoles etc). The rest of the creek beds were dry if there wasn't rock pools.

Tanks from Kingfisher Flat to Mambray Creek visitor park all had water (I forgot to check one, but they are so close that if one doesn't have water a few km walk will sort you out).
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Re: Water at Mt Remarkable NP?

Postby wander » Tue 29 Jun, 2021 10:20 am

Nice feedback report, thanks.

Typically the creeks all through the Flinders drain out within 24 to 48 hours of rain, so your observation of pools only after ran is the normal.

Only a very few are spring feed enough to continue running.
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