A $1.35 million redevelopment, part of the Parks for People caravan and camping initiative is in progress. The redeveloped campground will feature 20 new caravan sites and 15 new single and group camping areas, new ablutions and barbeque facilities and improved trails and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The Shannon campground features a variety of camp sites, including group sites, to accommodate tents, regular size campervans, camper trailers and caravans. Two small huts complete with bunk beds and a pot belly are also available on a first-in, first-serve basis.
Facilities include flushing toilets, hot showers, barbecues, picnic tables and a shelter. Water is available: it should be treated before consumption by vigorous boiling for at least one minute, mechanical filtration or chemical treatment. Please use water sparingly.
Campfires 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. 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.
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 there is no suitable site available.
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.
Park entry fees apply at Shannon National Park
A number of walk trail options allow visitors to explore the park on foot:
Shannon Dam Walktrail- This trail takes you through regenerated forest and remnants of the old railway line can be seen along the trail as you follow the river up to the Shannon Dam. Distance: 3.5 kilometres return from the Shannon Day Use Area; Time: 1.5 hour return; Class: 2 easy walk.
Rocks Walktrail - The route to Mokare’s Rock is steep in places but the view across the Shannon Basin is magnificent. A boardwalk across Mokare’s Rock protects the fragile carpet of mosses, lichens and flowers growing on the granite. Distance: 5.5-kilometres return from the Shannon Day Use Area; Time: 2 hour return; Class: 4 moderately difficult walk
Scenic Walktrail - This trail links the Shannon Campground and Day Use Area. Distance: 2.5 kilometres one way; Time: 40 minutes one way; Class: 2 easy walk
The Great Forest Trees Drive is a 48-kilometre self-guided drive that winds its way through spectacular old-growth karri, jarrah and marri forest. The drive provides an insight into the area’s natural and social history with several stops to pause and appreciate the scenery. The drive starts from the Shannon day-use area and finished at the Shannon Campground. Visitors can tune into 100FM for more information while in the area.
Lower Shannon Road off South Western Highway, GPS: -34.5945, 116.4120
55km S of Manjimup,