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Plan ahead this Easter long weekend

Jarrahdene campground
Jarrahdene campground DBCA

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is advising that all its 24 bookable campgrounds are fully booked for the Easter long weekend and there will be limited vacancies available at other campgrounds on a first-come, first-served basis.

People planning to camp at non-bookable campgrounds over the Easter long weekend are advised to arrive as early as possible and have a back-up plan in case their preferred campground is full.

Parks and Visitor Services Assistant Director Rod Annear said the Easter long weekend was always one of the busiest times of year for camping in Western Australia’s national parks and reserves.

In WA we have the ideal environment and climate for camping, and it is wonderful to see people valuing and appreciating our national parks,” Mr Annear said.

“It is important to leave the campsite the way you found it. Make sure you look after the environment by taking all your rubbish with you or placing it in the bins provided, and stick to designated walk trails and vehicle tracks.

“To ensure your safety please don’t camp in unauthorised areas as they pose a fire risk, have inadequate sanitation and may have limited access for emergency services if something goes wrong.

“Additionally, Easter is early this year and campfires still pose a bushfire risk, so campfires will not be permitted in most areas, including in campground fire rings.

“If you don’t get the chance to go camping this Easter, Parks and Wildlife Service has almost 3700 campsites across 265 campgrounds in Western Australia, most of which can be enjoyed all year round.”

To view the latest up to date availability information for all Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds go to https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/campgrounds-status and to make bookings for selected campgrounds up to 180 days in advance go to https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park-stay.

Last modified on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:31