Potters Gorge is open to camping following a significant redevelopment as part of the Parks for People caravan and camping initiative.
The site is situated on the shore of the Wellington Dam in a shady Jarrah and Marri forest setting. This lovely area is a spacious campground boasting 55 individual sites contained within three loops that caters for small, medium and large campervans or caravans. Many of the individual sites have their own tent pads making it easy to have another option whilst staying here.
New walk paths provide easy access around the site with mobility impaired visitors being catered for also to a number of the sites and facilities. Each loop features a double cubicle toilet and new picnic shelters house double gas barbecues and are conveniently located for all campers.
A feature of the new site is the mountain bike pump track which offers another activity for families, whilst fishing, canoeing and bushwalking remain very popular activities here.
Adjacent access to the Sika Trail offers a convenient way to go mountain biking or walking also linking many of the trails in the Park, as well as to the Kiosk which offers refreshments and food.
A completely redesigned day use area features similar shelters and barbecues, plenty of car parking, information for the area and stunning vistas across the dam and surrounding forest areas.
Campfires are seasonally permitted, in the provided fire rings only, between 6pm and 10am but fire restrictions may be imposed at any time and without notice. Bring your own firewood. When fire restrictions are in place campfires must not be lit and any appliance powered by burning solid fuel must not be used. Always comply with any instructions at campgrounds and parks.
Campers´ own liquid or gas fuel barbeques, stoves and heaters can be used at any time, unless a total fire ban has been declared (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services).
Bookings cannot be made, although arrangements can be made for groups wishing to use the group area - contact Kiosk at the Dam to make an enquiry
The campground is very popular during school holidays and weekends from October to April, particularly public holiday weekends. Be prepared with an alternative place to stay at these times in case the campground is full.
We cannot give any guarantee of availability of camp sites and we cannot respond to enquiries for specific availability information. Go to `when and where bookings cannot be made` for more information.
Access to the dam
Swimming, canoeing and kayaking can all be enjoyed on Wellington Dam.
Other activities in Wellington national Park
There are a variety of walk and cycle trails in Wellington National Park, including the long-distance Munda Biddi off-road cycle trail.
The Collie River is accessible at a number of places for swimming, fishing and launching canoes and kayaks.
When water is released from Wellington Dam fast-flowing whitewater in the river and slippery rocks create conditions suitable only for skilled and experienced kayakers and canoeists.
Check the Department of Fisheries for information on fishing regulations, including licensing.
Go to the Geographe section of our Explore Parks WA website for more information.
Tours and other services
Provisions including firewood and fuel are available in Collie.
off Wellington Dam Road, GPS: -33.3628, 115.9886
25km from Collie, 45km from Bunbury