Nanga Brook feature two types of camp site:
29 sites consist of a 15m x 8m hard-surface space for campervans, caravans and camper trailers. The sites are drive-in drive-out, no reversing is required, and access via Nanga gate (see Getting there) is entirely by sealed road. All parking for vehicles and trailers is within the 15m x 8m space.
Eight sites consist of a 12m x 8m space suitable for tents and swags only. Two parking spaces for each site are located a short walk away.
Each tent and swag site features a fire pit with a barbecue plate and hook for a billy, and a picnic table and benches. There are three communal, shared-use fire pits, gas barbecues and picnic tables with benches close to the brook.
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.
Bore water, which must be filtered, boiled vigorously for one minute or treated with purification tablets/crystals before consumption, is usually available but supply is not guaranteed. Visitors must bring enough water for personal use.
Toilets are non-flush. Wash basins and showers are not provided. There is a dump station for portable toilet waste.
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.
Toilets have 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
Nanga Brook, which flows through the campground, is suitable for wading.
The Murray River, which is accessible at a number of places in Lane Poole Reserve, offers many opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
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.
The 3.8km Chuditch walk trail and the long-distance Munda Biddi and Waterous off-road cycle trails are easily accessible from the campground and the long-distance Bibbulmun Track for walkers is just one of the many other trails that pass through Lane Poole Reserve.
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.
Off Nanga Road
VIA NANGA GATE, Nanga Road (GPS: -32.8043, 116.0954)
Access is entirely via sealed road.
13km from Dwellingup via Pinjarra-Williams Road and Nanga Road
23km from Waroona via Nanga Brook Road and Nanga Road
VIA LANE POOLE RESERVE ENTRY STATION, Nanga Road (GPS: -32.7616, 116.0764)
Access to the campground from Lane Poole Reserve Entry Station is via unsealed roads and Bob´s Crossing, a ford on the Murray River. Bob´s Crossing is closed when the river level is high and IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CARAVANS AND TRAILERS AT ANY TIME
The long distance Munda Biddi Trail and Waterous Trail cycle trails pass very close to the campground.
Campers may set up camp from 12pm (noon) on the day of arrival and must clear the site by 10am on the day of departure.