About this place
The main picnic area is perfect for picnics and barbeques. The rest of the park is largely undeveloped for those who enjoy the wilderness.
You can access Hovea Falls by strolling about 800m east of the main picnic area while National Park Falls is accessible via the John Forrest Heritage Trail.
Plan when to visit. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
John Forrest National Park Improvement Project
To ensure visitors can continue to experience and enjoy the park, some improvements will be made which will revitalise and diversify the activities available to visitors.
The improvements will make the park more accessible to a broader range of visitors and allow more people to enjoy the natural beauty. Read more about the John Forrest National Park Improvement Project.
A 20m long (125cm wide) sloping pathway leads down to the main picnic area and waterside trail.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of John Forrest Picnic Area.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of John Forrest National Park.