Dogs are permitted in selected national park campgrounds across Western Australia. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and are not permitted in all areas of the park, only particular sites. Check out these dog friendly national park camping sights in WA. Happy Camping!
Big Brook Arboretum
Channybearup, Western Australia – 4 hours south of Perth
The Big Brook Arboretum is 3km from Big Brook Dam, along the Karri Forest Explorer Drive and around 4 hours south of Perth. Surrounded by native and exotic trees, this is the perfect spot for nature lovers to take in the magnificent scenery.
The dog friendly campground can accommodate tents, campervans, camper trailers and caravans. Picnic tables, barbecues and toilets are provided, however there is no drinking water.
Find out more on the Parks WA website: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/big-brook-arboretum
Blackwood River National Park
Darradup, Western Australia – 4 hours south of Perth
Blackwood River National Park is home to the Blackwood River, the largest river in Australia’s South West. There are two campgrounds (Sues Bridge & Warner Glen), both are suitable for tents, caravans and camper trailers. Sues Bridge offer more facilities including undercover shelters with gas barbeques, cold water taps (collected rainwater), dishwashing sinks, food preparation surfaces and picnic tables and benches.
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Lane Poole Reserve
Dwellingup, Western Australia – 1 hours south of Perth
Lane Poole Reserve is another WA national park that offers dog friendly camping. Located just over 100 km from Perth, the park covers more than 50,000 hectares and is popular for recreational activities including canoeing, bushwalking and mountain bike riding.
There are nine different dog friendly campgrounds, check them out here.
Please ensure your dogs are kept on leash and you remain in the recreation areas and campsites as the park conducts baiting with 1080 poison as part of its Western Shield animal conservation program. The program includes the King Jarrah Walk Trail, the Fawcett Track, the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail.
Logue Brook Campground
Cookernup, Western Australia – 1.5 hours south of Perth
Bring along your fur baby and enjoy some swimming or fishing. Grab a bite to eat at the nearby Lake Brockman Tourist Park café, which is adjacent to the campground. The campgrounds features shade shelter, picnic tables, a boat ramp, BBQ and toilets.
Campsites information and bookings are only available through Lake Brockman Tourist Park.
Rapids Conservation Park
There are two campgrounds where you can bring your pup along; Canebrook Pool and Stockton Lake.
Canebrook Pool is located near the edge of the Margaret River and includes one large area for day use activities and nine individual camp sites with access for small caravans. Bookings cannot be made and the area is quite popular, so be prepared to make alternative arrangements if need be.
Find out more here.
Stockton Lake is located in locted in Treeton, 19min from Margaret River. It is an ex open-cut mine which is now filled with water forming an artificial lake. A popular spot for boating and water skiing, the campground offers toilets with universal access and although there are no designated individual campsites. Swimming is permitted, however at your own risk as the water is mildly acidic due to the past mining activities.
Find out more here