About this campground
Dales is a very large-size campground. Close to Dales Gorge, Fern Pool, Fortescue Falls and Circular Pool.
Bookings are essential and can be made up to 180 days (approximately six months) before arrival and for one campsite only.
If you are an outdoor education provider, licensed commercial tour operator or are organising an event (friends, family and other social groups camping together does not constitute an event), contact Parks and Wildlife Service Pilbara Region HQ (Karratha) to discuss your requirements.
153 compacted gravel surface campsites of varying sizes in six named areas. Generators are permitted in some areas only, and some areas are closed during periods of low demand.
All campsites are unpowered.
Check campsite details and the campground map carefully when booking.
No-flush pit toilets and a chemical toilet dump station.
Showers available for a fee at the Karijini Visitor Centre, 12km from the campground, during opening hours (9am - 4pm daily, closed December – February).
Sheltered picnic tables and gas barbecues at Dales Picnic Area, 1km from the campground.
No campfires at any time.
Dogs are not permitted.
Generator use is permitted between 8am-8pm at some sites only. Check your campsite selection carefully.
Do not empty chemical toilet waste into campground toilets. Use the dump point or carry waste out of the park for disposal in an authorised dump point.
Carry all waste out of the park. No bins provided.
A per person camping fee and a per vehicle park entry fee apply.
Camping fee must be paid by Mastercard or VISA when booking.
Vehicle entry fee may be paid when booking, on arrival at Karijini National Park or by purchasing a park pass and is required for motor vehicles only. Payment is not required for trailers, including camper trailers and caravans.
No booking fee.
A fee may apply if you cancel or remove dates from a booking. Stricter conditions apply for peak periods.
Drinking water is not provided.
No-flush pit toilets are the only personal hygiene facility.
November to April is tropical cyclone season.
December to April can be very hot.
Storms are common between May and October throughout WA.
Karijini National Park is in very remote Australia.
Ensure you have sufficient supplies (including water, food, fuel, medication and first aid), and equipment and clothing appropriate for the conditions before travelling.
Be prepared for an emergency. For alerts, warnings and advice go to: Emergency WA
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Dales Campground.
The park is the traditional home of the Banyjima, Kurrama and Innawonga Aboriginal people. The Banyjima name for the Hamersley Range is Karijini. Aboriginal land management practices, such as 'fire stick farming', resulted in a diversity of vegetation types and stages of succession that helped determine the nature of the plants and animals found in the park today.
We recognise and acknowledge Banjima, Innawongka and Eastern Guruma people as the traditional owners of Karijini National Park.