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Clayton Bay Riverside Holiday Park


Situated on the banks of the River Murray, Clayton Bay Riverside Holiday Park is a tranquil, relaxing tourist destination. Located in the small, peaceful riverside town of Clayton Bay, just one hour’s drive from Adelaide, and 12 km up-river from the historic river port town of Goolwa.

Nestled on the shores of a picturesque bay, surrounded by shady trees and abundant birdlife, our park is a small, family owned and operated business. We offer a range of accommodation options for travellers and holiday makers, including powered and unpowered sites, two onsite ‘retro’ caravans and our luxury Boatman’s Cabin.

From the young-in-age to the young-at-heart, our beautifully maintained holiday park has something for everyone.

Our modern and well-equipped camp kitchen is not only very functional, but beautifully presented and very comfortable. With total seating capacity of 46, this wonderful communal space is the perfect place to gather with family and friends during your camping trip or caravan club getaway. Creature comforts include a large screen TV, ceiling fans, retro two player game machine, vending machine and for the cooler months, a cosy combustion fireplace.

With the Murray river as our backyard, Clayton Bay Riverside Holiday Park is the ideal location for water-based activities. The river and surrounding sheltered bays offer exceptional kayaking, canoeing, sailing, motor boating, water-skiing or wakeboarding. Conveniently, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards can be hired within the park from our side business Clayton Bay Stand-Up Paddle Board and Kayak Hire.

Along the shoreline exists two shallow, protected bays with sandy river floor beneath, offering a safe swimming area for even the youngest of travellers, whilst anglers both big and small can take the opportunity for a spot of fishing.

Nature lovers will appreciate the abundant birdlife, stunning sunsets, waterside walking trails and the warmth of your own private campsite fire in the cooler months. Fire pits are available for hire for the small fee of $10 per stay.  For your convenience firewood is available to purchase.

Facilities Include:

Modern and well equipped camp kitchen

Spotless shower/toilet block with disabled access

Safe, sandy swimming bay

Free WiFi

Campfires in fire season, firepits for hire, firewood for sale

Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards available for hire.

Easy river access for launching light watercraft

Dogs welcome – strict conditions apply


Powered Sites

A unique feature of our park is our diverse range of powered and unpowered sites, suited to meet the varied preferences of our patrons.

Our range of sites offer-

  • Absolute water front sites offering stunning views across the Murray River
  • Abundant shade
  • Green grass
  • Close proximity to amenities block
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Unpowered Sites

A unique feature of our park is our diverse range of powered and unpowered sites, suited to meet the varied preferences of our patrons.

Our range of sites offer-

  • Absolute water front sites offering stunning views across the Murray River
  • Abundant shade
  • Green grass
  • Close proximity to amenities block
View Rates

The Boatman's Cabin

This unique self-catering accommodation sleeps up to 5 in 2 bedrooms and has a beautiful view overlooking the Murray.

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Public Recreational Area

2 minute walk

Situated on the riverfront, the town’s public recreational area features a boat ramp, undercover BBQ/picnic area, playground and large, grassy oval.

Clayton Bay Boat Club

1 minute walk

Neighbouring the park, members of the Clayton Bay Boat Club participate in regular regattas including the annual ‘Rat Race’ regatta, as well as social gatherings including a monthly Sunday BBQ with open bar. Please note this is a private club and all events are for members only. New members are welcome. Please direct enquiries to the boat club.


10 minute drive

Situated on the banks of Lake Alexandrina. Facilities include a general store/cafe, takeaway shop, bakery and the historic Pier Hotel. The grassy lakeside recreational area has BBQs, picnic tables and a playground.


25 minute drive

This once historic river port is now a vibrant town featuring modern cafés, historic hotels and a busy shopping precinct. It also has historic attractions, galleries and a fabulous nature-based playground.

The Murray River terminates it’s long 2500km journey in Goolwa, where the river mouth meets the white sand and crashing waves of the Southern Ocean. The stunning natural beauty of this unique location offers both river and costal views and is the gateway to the spectacular Coorong National Park.


25 minute drive

Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland, this charming historic town is best known for its antique and secondhand shops, quality cafés and restaurants, and pleasant country pubs. A large supermarket and range of retail shops sell quality products and produce from across the region.

Langhorne Creek

25 minute drive

One of Australia’s oldest and most significant wine regions, Langhorne Creek is regarded as one of the best kept secrets in Australian viticulture. The region’s seven cellar doors feature excellent food and wine in a relaxed, rural atmosphere. The Bridge Hotel in the centre of town offers some of the best pub fare you’ll find in the region.

The Coorong

30 minute by boat

Made famous by the movie Storm Boy, the breathtakingly beautiful Coorong National Park features a narrow salt water lagoon which begins at the Murray mouth and stretchers 130 kms along South Australia’s south-east coast, parallel to the coastal dunes. Only a 30 minute boat ride from the Clayton Bay, the Coorong National park is a nature lovers paradise. Boating, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, 4 Wheel Driving and camping are just some of the activities this remarkable area can offer.



For general enquiries please email us using the form below, or feel free to phone us.

We do not currently have online booking and do not accept bookings via email.

To make a booking please phone us on our contact number.

 Please allow up to 48 hours to receive an email response.

If a more immediate response to your enquiry is required, please phone us during our business hours.

08 8537 0372


Island View Drive
Clayton Bay, SA, 5256

Lovely quiet place, many trees and plenty of birdlife. Nice clean amenities, grassy camp sites, 10 mins from Milang, 20 minutes from Goolwa or Strathalbyn for shopping.


We really enjoy this quiet little piece of paradise right on the river.


Love this park. Simple, peaceful and scenic. Really feels like you're getting away from the rat race, it's one of my favourite spots.


What a hidden gem. Small park, kids loved swimming and boating in the small, safe bay.


Fantastic little hidden gem with spectacular views across the bay. This is a nature lovers paradise with so many different varieties of bird life and amazing sunsets. Danny and Claire made our stay very enjoyable and they have constructed probably the best camp kitchen I have used in many years of travelling. We will be back for sure!


Such a beautiful location right on the water's edge. very friendly owners who helped us pick the best site and even helped us park our van. Very clean amenities and excellent camp kitchen. We could even bring our dog which was wonderful.