Southern 80 visitors are being reminded to follow the signs indicating camping and parking areas in the Murray Valley Regional Park Five Mile reserve this weekend.JESS CRAIG February 5, 2014 4:23am
Visitors to town for this weekend’s Southern 80 need to remember to follow the signs indicating camping and parking areas in the Murray Valley Regional Park (the Five Mile), according to the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The reminder followed changes during the past year.
NPWS area manager Daniel Basham said the organisation was working closely with the Southern 80 committee and other agencies to help make the race a success and allow people to enjoy the race.
‘‘The upgrades include a new boat ramp, sealed car park area, bus parking, toilets, picnic area, gas barbecues and mountain bike trails,’’ Mr Basham said.
‘‘Visitors should note special camping provisions will be in place over the weekend, starting on Thursday, allowing camping in some areas where it is not now generally available.
‘‘The second half of the Five Mile reserve (after the pump sheds) will temporarily be open to the public for camping over the course of the weekend and all normal rules of camping in a regional park apply.
‘‘The first half of the reserve (until the pump sheds) will be a day use area only at all times over the weekend.
‘‘Visitors are welcome to utilise the facilities to park and watch the race during the day, but no camping is permitted.
‘‘On the Saturday of the Bakers Blitz, the entire car park area will be reserved for use by the Southern 80 Race committee, the competitors and their boats.’’
Mr Basham said day visitors were welcome to watch the race from the site and car parking would be available across the road.
Visitors should note additional camping is also available at Benarca, about 5km past Five Mile on Perricoota Rd.
Turn left down Benarca Forest Rd, which turns into the park.
For information on the changed camping provisions for the Southern 80, call the National Parks and Wildlife Office on 5483 9100.
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