Baden Powell, featuring 42 individual camp sites nestled among the trees, was opened in 2013. With improved facilities and designed for sustainability, it replaced the former campground of the same name which will be redeveloped as a day-use-only area.
36 sites are suitable only for tents. Of these, 23 can accommodate regular size tents (up to 6m x 4m floor area) and 13 will fit small tents (up to 3m x 2.5m) only. Some tent-only sites feature two parking spaces, others only one. Note that if a camp site is listed on the booking form as suitable for two tents, one single larger tent may not be used as alternative due to the position of trees and other vegetation.
Six sites are suitable for regular caravans and camper trailers or large campervans: reverse in, drive out. (A large campervan is up to 8.5m x 4.5m fully expanded. A regular caravan or camper trailer is up to 7.5m x 4.5m, fully expanded, including draw bar.) Parking for one vehicle only: the campervan or the towing vehicle.
Each site features a fire pit, and tent sites have a picnic table and benches. (Fire pits do not have barbecue plates and billy hooks.)
The campground features three undercover camp kitchens with gas barbecues, cold water taps (not drinking water), dishwashing sinks, food preparation surfaces and dining tables and benches.
Fires are usually permitted, in the provided fire rings only, between April 15 and November 30, but fire restrictions may be imposed at any time and without notice.
When fire restrictions are in place fires must not be lit and any appliance powered by burning solid fuel must not be used. You must always comply with any instructions at campgrounds and parks.
Campers´ own liquid or gas fuel barbecues, stoves and heaters can be used at any time, unless a total fire ban has been declared (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services ).
Drinking water is not supplied.
Collected rain water, which must be filtered, boiled vigorously for one minute or treated with purification tablets/crystals before consumption, is usually available in the camp kitchens but supply is not guaranteed. Visitors must bring enough water for personal use.
Toilets are non-flush. Wash basins and showers are not provided.
Do not use soaps, toothpaste and other personal hygiene products, even biodegradable, near any body of water.
When washing dishes use as little detergent as possible and strain dirty dishwater before dispersing it at least 100m from any body of water. Do not dispose of dishwater in campground toilets. Pack the strained waste and take it with you out of the campground.
Waste from portable toilets must not be dumped in campground toilets.
Electric power is not available. Campers´ own generators may be used between 8am and 9pm only.
Dogs are permitted in Lane Poole Reserve. They must be on a leash at all times.
1080 poison baits are used in Lane Poole Reserve as part of the Western Shield animal conservation program. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and it is recommended that dogs are not taken outside of the designated campgrounds or recreation area. More information on Western Shield and baiting locations can be found online, or speak to a ranger.
One toilet block has been designed for wheelchair access.
Online booking can be made up 180 days (approximately six months) in advance, for up to 18 persons and up to three camp sites. As there is no mobile phone and data service at the reserve, SAME DAY BOOKINGS CANNOT BE MADE, book at least one day in advance. One person may not hold concurrent bookings.
Payment of camping fees for all campers is required at the time of booking.
Ensure you have all details (dates, number of campers, one vehicle registration number for each site booked), check all information and choose your camp site carefully, CHANGES CANNOT BE MADE TO CONFIRMED BOOKINGS.
Park entry fees must be paid separately: $6 per motorcycle, $12 per other vehicle with up to 12 occupants may be paid on arrival. Alternatively, a range of extended period passes are also available.
Dwellingup Work Centre, Banksiadale Road, Dwellingup is open for enquiries (including large group bookings):
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Weekends and public holidays: closed
Lane Poole Reserve Entry Station, Nanga Road (GPS: -32.7616, 116.0764) is staffed:
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only: 8.30am to 4pm
Rangers regularly patrol the campground and reserve.
Swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking the Murray River
Steps at the nearby `day use` area, and a number of other places in Lane Poole Reserve, provide access to the river for swimming and launching canoes and kayaks.
River levels can rise quickly after rain, with fast-flowing whitewater and slippery rocks creating conditions suitable only for skilled and experienced kayakers and canoeists.
Check the Department of Fisheries website for information on fishing regulations, including licensing.
Lane Poole reserve offers many opportunities for bushwalking and cycling, including the King Jarrah Trail and Bibbulmun Track for walkers and Munda Biddi and Waterous trails for cyclists.
Go to the Lane Poole Reserve page of our Explore Parks WA website for more information on activities and facilities in the reserve.
Tour and hire services, and provisions including firewood and fuel are available in Dwellingup.
Roads within the reserve are unsealed gravel roads.
VIA LANE POOLE RESERVE ENTRY STATION, Nanga Road (GPS: -32.7616, 116.0764)
9.5km from Dwellingup via Pinjarra-Williams Road and Nanga Road
35km from Waroona via Nanga Brook Road and Nanga Road
The long distance Munda Biddi Trail passes close to Lane Poole Reserve entry station.
Campers with confirmed bookings may set up camp from 12pm (noon) on the day of arrival and must clear the site by 10am on the day of departure.