Baden Powell Campsite is absolutely stunning and despite all the people, it still manages to be relaxing and tranquil and does not feel too crowded. Make sure you bring sunscreen, bathers, towel, kayaks and rubber rings as the water will be too inviting not to get in!
Baden Powell Campsite which is magnificent for camping. You may see snakes ( hardly surprising since it’s a beautiful nature reserve) so be smart when choosing your camping location.
The current Baden Powell campground was opened in 2013. It has three undercover camp kitchens with gas barbeques, cold water taps (collected rainwater), dishwashing sinks, food preparation surfaces and dining tables and benches.
Your kids will play in the creek all day then you can all sit around the fire roasting marshmallows at night.
The 42 individual camp spots include a range of layouts to cater for a variety of tents, campervans, caravans and camper trailers. Four of the camp sites, one of the camp kitchens and one toilet block have been designed for wheelchair access.
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).
$10 adult per night,
$6.60 concession card holder per night,
$2.20 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)
The Murray River is popular for canoeing. There are many places where you can launch a canoe, including Island Pool, Yarragil, Baden Powell and Stringers. A popular stretch for canoeing is the 11.5-kilometre journey from Yarragil to Nanga Road Bridge. In winter some stretches of the river are fast flowing and can be treacherous. They are suitable for experienced canoeists and kayakers only.
Lane Poole is a popular destination for bushwalkers with many walks of varying length and difficulty. There are walk trails at Island Pool and Chuditch Campgound. The King Jarrah Walk is within the park.
The Bibbulum Track passes through Lane Poole and walkers can camp at Kookanelly, Murray, Swamp Oak and Yourdamung huts, which are all within the park.
Mountain bike riding
The Munda Biddi Trail passes through Lane Poole reserve and the camp shelter Bidjar Ngoulin is within the park. The Waterous Trail runs off the Munda Biddi, providing another option for cyclists. For more information visit TrailsWA.
Many people fish in the Murray River and some of its permanent tributaries for species such as rainbow trout, redfin perch, cobbler and marron. Closed seasons, bag limits and minimum legal sizes help protect stocks from over-fishing . This enables the available catch to be shared between the thousands of anglers who target these species.
You must have a valid fishing licence, issued by the Department of Fisheries. Licences are available from any Australia Post Office or Department of Fisheries offices or online.
The Les Cousins Bridle Trail traverses part of the park.
Dogs are allowed in the recreation area of Lane Poole Reserve but must be kept on a leash at all times. The Department conducts baiting with 1080 poison as part of its Western Shield animal conservation program in Lane Poole Reserve. This includes the King Jarrah Walk Trail, the Fawcett Track, the Bibbulmun Track and the Munda Biddi Trail. 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and it is recommended that dogs are not taken outside of the designated campsites or recreation area. For more information on Western Shield and baiting locations, please see https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/pests-diseases/westernshield/western-shield-fox-and-cat-baiting-locations or speak to a ranger.
You can get to this site by: 2WD
GPS: -32.7695, 116.084