Remote feeling campground at the old Clement's Gap school grounds, not far to the north of Adelaide
About 2-2.5 hours north of Adelaide, only 12km past Mundoora, a couple of k’s from Clement’s Gap and around 3.5 hours south of the Flinders Ranges is the Clements Gap Old School Campground, a good spot to set up camp as a bit of a stopover.
Staying here can feel like you’re deep into remote South Australia as it’s very quiet, not a lot of people, houses or building around the campground, but in fact, it’s not too remote at all and quite close to a few small sheep farming towns.
The campground is split into two sections, the first being the main part of the campground where a few different groups could easily fit in, then there’s a much larger field behind some scrub that acts as an overflow area.
When you’re staying at the Clements Gap Old School Campground, you’ll notice a bunch of interesting little items that have been used as decor. At first, it seems a little creepy but this was all done by the Clement’s Gap local school and once you know that, it adds a bit of charm and a local feel to the place. The camp ground actually used to be the original Clement’s Gap primary school.
Opposite the campground is old but active church which has a very handy and well maintained toilet out the back.
Clement's Gap Campground Facilities
The Clements Gap Old School Campground is pretty basic and simple. There’s an undercover area which looks like an old car port or stand donated by a local sporting club. There are a few chairs and benches, all in good working order and the grass seems to be regularly mowed.
The toilet across the dirt road from the campground is in a modified concrete tank. There isn’t any lighting, but it has a sink with running water, a bucket full of toilet rolls (but always bring your own to be safe!) and it’s spotless – someone from the area is doing a great job at popping down there to keep the place and ready from guests.