William Creek, approximately half way between Marree and Oodnadatta has a population of around 10. The tiny township is the closest settlement to Lake Eyre North, which - dry or very occasionally flooded - remains a significant draw card for outback tourists.
The hotel at William Creek is the only ‘watering hole’ on the Oodnadatta Track between Marree and Oodnadatta.
William Creek is entirely surrounded by Australia’s largest cattle run, Anna Creek Station, which covers an area of 23600 sq km. The Anna Creek homestead is 20 km from the township. The town relies entirely on tourism as its main industry.
The Progress Association generally meets every 3 months except during the busy tourist season and they have limited fundraising activities other than the local Gymkhana and Bronco Branding events.