Lake Towerrinning Camping

Lake Towerrinning Camping – WA’s Best Kept Secret.

Lake Towerrinning is a 256ha phenomenon close to, but not directly part of, the Arthur River.
The Lake is ideal for all water sports including skiing, and has a barbecue, picnic spot and a brand new fenced playground for the kids.

Camping is available at the Lake through Lakeside Camping ( or

No camping is allowed on the Public facilities area of the Lake.


  • Boat ramp
  • Public toilets
  • Public change rooms
  • Playground
  • Public BBQ
  • Camping area
  • Small onsite store in the camping area
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded areas


  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Camping
  • Bird watching
  • Picnicking

Boat Usage plan

Water skiing is to be carried out in an anti-clockwise direction and is permitted between the hours of SUNRISE and SUNSET only.

Water skiing is prohibited within 30 metres of the shoreline except within the designated water ski takeoff and landing areas. Taking off or landing of skiers is prohibited except within the two designated water ski takeoff areas.

Personal Water Craft (PWC) are not permitted in any water ski areas unless they are being used to tow a skier.

Click here to view map of ski area.

Information for your Safety and Enjoyment

The Lake is a natural freshwater body containing untreated water and as such the water may contain water bourne diseases.

Take appropriate precautions when swimming at the Lake such as keeping your head above water and holding your nose when jumping into the water.

  • Beware of submerged snags and stumps.
  • Do not dive – water depth varies.
  • Please enjoy the beauty of this area and dispose of all litter appropriately.
  • No animals are permitted on the Shire lease except dogs on leashes.
  • Don’t forget your sunscreen.

The Environment

Lake Towerrinning is an “A Class” Nature Reserve (No. 24917) and is owned by the Department of Environment and Conservation, and vested in the Shire of West Arthur. It is very valuable as a wildlife refuge and is one of a few relatively fresh permanent, large waterbodies in the Great Southern Region.

Approximately 128 bird species, both local and migratory, have been recorded using the lake bush and wetlands.

A wide range of reptile species have also been recorded around the lake in the past including the long neck tortoise.

The Lake has not always been a permanent waterhole but has become a permanent water body as a result of clearing for agricultural land.

As a result of clearing the Lake was in danger of turning salty when in 1979 a group of local farmers formed the Lake Towerrinning Catchment Group and together with the Shire of West Arthur built a diversionary drain to annually divert fresh water into the Lake. Once the Lake is full, overflow re-enters the main stream to flow into the Blackwood River. This drain won the group many accolades and awards.

Lake Towerrinning Camping

Lakeside Camping is a small privately owned campground on a family farm in Moodiarrup. Campsites are positioned on a ridge overlooking Lake Towerrinning.

Lakeside Camping is a small privately owned campground on a family farm in Moodiarrup. Campsites are positioned on a ridge overlooking Lake Towerrinning.

There is a small on-site office/store with ice, frozen goods, ice creams, bread, milk, and other necessities. A local store at Duranillin, 7 km north from Lakeside Camping, has rural supplies, post office, liquor and gas refills.

There is limited tank rainwater so please ensure your drinking water tanks are full prior to arrival.

Summary of campground facilities

  • Powered sites
  • Male and Female ablutions with hot showers and disabled facilities
  • Wood BBQs
  • On site caretaker
  • Small shop
  • Lawned sites
  • Level sites for caravaners and large motor homes

The owners of Lakeside Camping – Graeme and Astrid Peirce with their son Harry plus Ian and Tereasa Peirce are looking forward to welcoming you!


tony carroll

You will need a boat. Great spot for swimming relaxing camping. Toilet facilities limited 3 mail 3 female limited power sites. Much better suited to young families no us grey nomads. Still a beaut spot for an overnight stay On your trip around this isle. Beaut friendly local town store.

Mel Scott

Go here every year and never have a bad time – unless the weather is bad of course. Graeme is doing so much for the grounds, can’t wait to see what it looms like in a few years.

Amy McMaster

I’ve been going there since I was born and I still think of it as the best place on earth. The caretakers and owners are always friendly. A wonderful place for kids, with an environment that lets the parents know their kids are safe while the kids don’t think they’re being greatly restrained. It really is paradise on earth to those with good taste.

Astrid Heidrich

Its a simple camping ground but we loved the free roaming sheep and the toilet/shower facilities were clean. Don’t expect too much, the price is very reasonable.

Zanthe Baxter

Bestest place

Janelle O'Reilly

a month ago
Great for families

Cherie Catherall

Perfect place to camp with children. Popular water skiing spot. Wonderful owners too.

Kevyn Morgan

Great spot in the middle of nowhere

Shaun McManus

Love getting out to the lake for skiing and just relaxing. Great set up.

Aaron Guy

Great facilities and view. Plenty of area for walking as well as provisions for boating.

Marion Shreeve

Just watching the video and the photos are wonderful, a beautiful family place. Where everyone can relax and enjoy family and friends together don’t do to much advertising on the little piece of paradise or it could be ruined.

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