Kingston District Council, South East, South Australia

Kingston Boat Ramp - CLOSED

Unfortunately, Kingston’s Maria Creek Channel has experienced significant seagrass inflows this winter season.  This has produced a sustained blockage of the channel causing back flooding of Maria Creek and the lengthy closure of the Boat Ramp Facility.  Over the past number of weeks, Kingston District Council has been working hard to try and secure EPA approval to allow dredging of Maria Creek.  Despite Council’s best efforts approval has still not been secured.  As a result, Council is unable to clear the Maria Creek channel prior this long weekend which means the Kingston Boat Ramp Facility will remain closed.    


Council is however able to confirm that the Cape Jaffa Boat Ramp Facility will be fully open to Recreational Fishers.  Council is also in the process of pushing out sand at Thredgolds beach access and Johnson Avenue beach access (opposite the old boat yard facility) to help facilitate beach launching access to those who are able to safely launch from the beach. 


Council is extremely disappointed that it is unable to make all facilities available this long weekend and sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused.