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Campgrounds filling up for Easter

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is advising people planning on camping in national parks and reserves over the Easter long weekend to check availability before they go.

Many campgrounds in parks and reserves in the South West, Warren and Swan regions are fully occupied ahead of the Easter long weekend, with limited availability at some sites on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swan Region

  • Most campgrounds in Lane Poole Reserve are full. 
  • Walyunga National Park camp site and Perth Hills Discovery Centre camp site in Beelu National Park are full.
  • Martins Tank campground in Yalgorup National Park has limited availability and is expected to fill up by Good Friday.

South West Region

  • In Wellington National Park, Honeymoon Pool is expected to be full by Thursday. There is limited space in Potters Gorge camp site.
  • Belvidere campground in Leschenault Peninsula Conservation Park has limited space available.
  •  In State forest, there are some sites available at Hoffman Mill, Stockton Lake, Glen Mervyn Dam and Logue Brook Dam.
  • Conto campground in Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park has limited availability.

Warren Region

  • There is limited availability at Shannon National Park, Big Brook Arboretum and Warren National Park.
  • There may be limited space in Crystal Springs and Banksia Camp camp sites in D’Entrecasteaux National Park, and Fernhook Falls in Mount Frankland National Park.

Due to extremely high demand during the Easter break, Parks and Wildlife advises that all campgrounds are likely to fill up by this evening as people arrive early to secure their spots. These camp sites are expected to remain fully occupied throughout the long weekend.

The department encourages people planning to camp in national parks and reserves to arrive as early as possible and have a back-up plan in place in case their preferred camp site is full. They can also phone the local district office in the area they are planning to visit. See dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/dpaw-offices for district office phone numbers and visit parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au for information on bookable camp sites. 

Parks and Wildlife is building at least 450 new camp and caravan sites in Western Australia’s national parks and reserves over the next four years through the Parks for People initiative.

Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999

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Last modified on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:16