As a result of inundation from the 2022-23 River Murray flooding event we are not able to take any further bookings at this stage.
Please contact us if you currently have a booking for 2023 to determine whether your will need to be cancelled or postponed.
Our Facebook profile Ankara-Youth Camp containes updates of the flooding and we will post the estimated timeframe for resuming booking once determined. Click here
Located in the Murraylands Region, Ankara Youth Camp is situated on the banks of the mighty River Murray,
some 110 kilometres from Adelaide (approximately one and a half hours drive). The property is situated on a narrow strip of land (1.4 hectares) between the River Murray and Lake Bywater and is close to the Walker Flat ferry and public boatramp. There is direct access to lawns, river, birdlife, river red gums, river boat traffic and views of the majestic cliffs at the opposite bank.
The camp site with its comfortable
facilities, is ideal for large groups who want to provide their own activities and programs, such as: family gatherings, group holiday, school or church camps, study groups, conferences and conventions. We are not a caravan park - we offer bedroom accommodation and we take one group at a time, so your group will have access to the whole site. (We will take smaller groups, but minimum charges do apply if camper numbers are smaller than the applicable minimum number.)
Whichever way you look at it, and whatever your
age may be, Ankara is a great place to spend a few days!
area is ideal for:
> Peaceful surrounds
> Abundant bird life
> Rugged limestone cliffs
> Watching river traffic pass by
> Fishing & marine life
> Water skiing, wake & knee boarding
> Canoeing & rowing
> Standup paddle boarding
> Windsurfing & sailing
> Riverfront & General Stores
> Ngaut Ngaut Conservation Park
> Shell Hill fossil remains
> Maynards & Forster lookouts
> Big Bend by Night (by appointment)
> Yabbie/almond farm
> Paintball skirmish
> Mannum tourist attractions
> Murray Bridge tourist attractions
Camp activities may include:
The campsite is great for schools or study groups who want to provide their own programs focusing on subjects such as geography, biology, botany, art, music,
environmental, river systems and conservation studies. The large hall allows regular
classwork to continue. Other activities could include study retreats, orienteering, water activities, group development activities, and other outdoor pursuits.
Resident caretaker. This is a smoking, drug and alcohol free campsite. No pets allowed. Groups will need to provide their own programming, activities, first aid
staff and kit. All approved groups are subject to the Conditions of Hire. It is the responsibility of the group to clean the campsite prior to to their departure - contract cleaners can be organised
(with prior notice) for an additional fee.
Our bookings are for a minimum of 2 nights. A minimum fee will apply for any night that camper numbers are less than 25 people (or 50 people for a public holiday long weekend).