A Billion Star Rating
There is no better way to experience the great outdoors than to pitch a tent and camp out under a dark sky filled with stars. Just over an hour's drive south of Perth, Lane Poole Reserve is the perfect escape to join friends and family around a campfire and just chill out. It’s all about the adventure, active days on the river and pumping action on the bike trails, followed by a sound sleep to re-charge your batteries and get ready to do it all again!
Camps For Small Groups
Campgrounds at Lane Poole Reserve are very popular and most sites can be booked online. All campgrounds are accessible by 2-wheel-drive. Facilities vary.
The campground has three sheltered camp kitchens with gas barbeques, cold water taps (untreated rainwater), dishwashing sinks, food preparation surfaces, dining tables and benches. The 42 individual camp sites include a range of layouts to cater for tents, campervans, caravans and camper trailers. Four of the camp sites, one camp kitchen and one toilet block have been designed for wheelchair access.
Pitch a tent under the jarrah, blackbutt and marri trees or find a secluded fishing spot on the river bank. Situated right on the Murray River, Charlies Flat has secluded individual campsites along the river bank. It is not suitable for large groups. Swimming, canoeing and fishing can all be enjoyed at Charlies Flat. 16 sites (tent sites, some RV sites) campfires permitted in season.
Tony's Bend is a small campground nestled on the banks of the Murray River, ideal for families. With campsites close to the river, Tony's Bend offers a range of activities which include canoeing, fishing and swimming. Choose from 13 sites (tent sites, some RV sites), with campfires permitted in season.
With only two campsites, Yarragil is the smallest campground in Lane Poole Reserve. It is ideal for families but not suited to large groups or large vehicles. Yarragil is particularly popular with canoeists and swimmers and is the entry point for canoeists setting out on the 11.5-kilometre journey to Nanga Road Bridge. With steps leading down into the water, swimming at Yarragil is a pleasant summer past time. 2 tent sites only, with campfires permitted in season.
Stringers offers peaceful and private camping in individual campsites on the banks of the Murray River. Catering for tents only, the campground is a good base for activities which include swimming, canoeing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding and fishing. 6 tent sites only, with campfires permitted in season.
Chuditch is an ideal place for families to camp however, is not suitable for larger groups. There are picnic tables and a camp kitchen with gas cooking facilities and untreated water is available. 14 of the 24 campsites are designated for tents, with the other ten able to accommodate smaller caravans or camper trailers. A short walk trail leads down to the bank of the Murray River and a great spot to swim or launch a canoe. Campfires are not permitted.
Camps For Large Groups
Once the site of a thriving timber mill town, Nanga is now a peaceful camping and picnic area among pine trees. Bookings are not available at Nanga Mill and Nanga Townsite – it is first in, first served. However, Nanga Brook must be booked online.
Nanga Mill & Nanga Townsite
Nanga Mill is the largest campground in the area and offers a variety of camping sites. The campground is very popular during school holidays and weekends from October to April, particularly long weekends. Be prepared with an alternative place to stay at these times, just in case. Campfires are usually permitted in the fire rings provided, but fire restrictions may be imposed at any time without notice.
Nanga Brook flows through this well-appointed and accessible campground toward the Murray River. The campground has 29 sites that have been designed for large campervans, caravans and camper trailers. They are drive-in, drive-out so no reversing is required. Eight other sites are designed for use by tents with a maximum floor area of 6m x 4m. Bookings are required.
Arrival & Departure Times: Sites must be vacated by 12 noon on the day of departure
Campfire Season: Campfires are generally permitted from April through to December each year, subject to weather and fire conditions. Please be guided by signage within the reserve or contact Parks and Wildlife Service. Please provide your own firewood. Please do not remove or burn away wood from the surrounding forest, it’s a part of the ecosystem and is in breach of CALM regulations. On the spot penalties apply.
Prohibited Burning: What is allowed? Gas barbecues, provided that they are in a designated recreation or camping site and the area around the gas barbeque is cleared of all combustible material within a 5m radius. What is NOT allowed? Open campfires, Weber barbecues (or any barbecues that uses solid fuel), Citronella burners/candles or sparklers.
Dogs: Friendly dogs are permitted in the reserve but are required to stay on leads at all times
Generators: Generators are permitted between the hours of 7am and 9pm only.
Camp Fees Apply: Chuditch and Baden Powell camp areas – Adult $15, Concession $9, Child $3 (6-15yo) per person per night. All other campsites – Adult $11, Concession $7, Child $3 (6-15yo) per person per night.
Vehicle Entry Fees: $15 per vehicle per day for up to eleven legally seated people per vehicle, concession price $8
RV Dump Point: Facilities located at Nanga Brook. There is also a RV Dump Point in town at the northern end of Dwellingup Oval, accessible from Wallace Road.
Annual Park Passes: Available to book online at https://shop.dbca.wa.gov.au/collections/park-passes
For enquires contact Lane Poole Reserve Entry Station on weekends 9538 1536 or Parks and Wildlife Services Dwellingup Office on 9538 1078 during office hours, Monday to Friday