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Scott Creek Conservation Park

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Nearest town or city  Adelaide city centre
Phone  +61 8 8336 0901
Area  7.14 km²
Established  1985
Scott Creek Conservation Park
Managing authorities  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Website  Scott Creek Conservation Park
See also  Protected areas of South Australia
Address  Dorset Vale SA 5157, Australia
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSuggest an edit
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Scott Creek Conservation Park is a protected area in South Australia, approximately 20 km south of the Adelaide city centre.

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Facilities

The park has an extensive network of walking trails which enables visitors to select walks appropriate to their level of fitness, specific interests and personal time frame. The Almanda Mine ruins can be explored via two half-hour interpretative trails starting from the car park on Dorset Vale Road. Sites of interest include remnants of the engine house, a stone chimney, the mine office, dairy and several mining shafts.

History

Formerly Peramangk Aboriginal territory, European settlers first arrived in the late 1830s with timber from the area used in the construction of the city of Adelaide. From the 1850s the area was mined for copper and silver with the Almanda Mining Association formed in 1868. By the time production ceased in 1887 (due to economic reasons), 310 kilograms of silver had been mined. The land was privately owned until the early 1970s when land was purchased by the South Australian Government, with the park being officially declared in 1985.

References

Scott Creek Conservation Park Wikipedia


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