About this campground
Experience the natural beauty of Lake Jasper at sunrise with its multitude of waterbirds.
Lake Jasper is the largest freshwater lake in south Western Australia and, together with lakes Quitjup, Wilson and Smith, forms part of the Lake Jasper-Gingilup wetland system. This pristine lake is situated amongst vegetated dunes and fed by an underground water supply.
Lake Jasper has been recognised as one of the five most important wetlands for waterbirds in the southwest, and twitchers will be able to see many species here. If you are lucky, you could be rewarded with a glimpse of the endangered little bittern.
The still, clear water of Lake Jasper is the perfect place to go for a paddle. You can launch a canoe or kayak near the picnic shelter and head out to enjoy the scenery. The lake is home to freshwater cobbler, providing anglers with the chance to catch some dinner.
Power boats and water skiing are not permitted on Lake Jasper.
Lake Jasper has been recognised as one of the five most important wetlands for waterbirds in the southwest, and bird watchers will be able to see many species here. If you are lucky, you could be rewarded with a glimpse of the endangered little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus).
There are three campsites with basic facilities located at Lake Jasper. Be aware that the area is popular, especially over holiday periods, and is often full. Camping fees apply.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Lake Jasper Campground.
We recognise and acknowledge Minang and Bibbulman people as the traditional owners of D'Entrecasteaux National Park.
There is evidence that Noongar people have lived in South-West Australia for over 47,000 years. The oldest archeological evidence at D’Entrecasteaux is dated at 6000 years, although this does not mean it wasn’t occupied early than this. Erosion of sand dunes within the park has revealed numerous stone artifacts, fish traps, quarry sites, mythological and burial sites. The majority of these are located around the Lake Jasper/ Meerup Dunes area, an area of particular archeological and cultural significance to the Noongar people. Artifacts have been found 10 metres below Lake Jasper’s current water levels, indicating a number of major campsites existed here when the lake was a prehistoric forest.
Wandjoo ngaalang kwoba/moorditj boodjar,
Nyoondool djinang ngaalang kwobidak Wardan, balyoongar, bilya, worl wer djinda kada werda ngaalang miya,
Ngaalang koort kalyakoorl nidja.
Welcome to our good/strong country,
You will see our beautiful sea, sand, rivers, sky, and stars across our place,
Our heart always here.