Camping in Western Australia's parks is all about getting back to nature. That means that most of the 100 campgrounds in parks all across the state have no more than the most basic of facilities: a cleared space for your tent, campervan, trailer or caravan, and a no-flush pit toilet. No power, no running water, no mobile phone or data service. Away from the forests of the south west corner of the state, they may offer very little shade from the sun and wind. Most do not have a full-time staff presence. Campers need to be well prepared.
Some campgrounds do have additional facilities such as gas barbecues, rainwater tanks, flushing toilets and showers. Many have seasonal staff or volunteers in attendance and staff do visit all of them periodically. At some campgrounds you can use a generator at certain times of day, at others they are not permitted. At many, outside of the restricted period, you can enjoy a campfire, but at others the risk of bushfire is too great for them to be permitted at any time.
A few campgrounds feature purpose-built sleeping shelters or existing buildings adapted for that use and at some former pastoral stations, you can sleep in the old homestead or outbuildings.
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Camping fees are charged per person, per night and vary according to the type of facilities available. Click here for campground fees details.