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Part of Nanga Mill is closed for works that have been delayed by bad weather. It will fully reopen to campers on Tuesday 28 May - weather permitting.
Lane Poole Reserve covers some 55,000ha of jarrah forest just 100km from Perth near Dwellingup. The Murray River flows through the reserve and offers numerous recreational activities from swimming and canoeing to white-water rafting.
Nanga Mill is the largest campground in the area and offers a variety of camping sites. Wood barbecues, toilets, bin and picnic tables are provided and water is also available.
The Nanga Brook, which flows through the campground, is ideal for swimming. It is especially good for children - with the appropriate adult supervision.
Bookings do not apply at this campground. It operates on a first come - first served basis. Please contact the campground during peak holiday season for availability.
Camping fees apply to this campground and are as follows:
Swimming, canoeing, bushwalking, white-water rafting, mountain bike riding and fishing (fishing regulations may apply).
More about the area
Lane Poole Reserve was declared in 1984 to protect the conservation and recreation values of the northern jarrah forest and the Murray River – the longest permanent river in a jarrah forest.
Jarrah tends to dominate the dry upland areas within the reserve. On the lower slopes of the reserve, marri occurs in greater numbers and may predominate in moist gullies.
In the western portion of the reserve, where the valleys are relatively narrow and steep, the soils are usually more fertile red loams and support yarri, or Western Australian blackbutt, and flooded gums.
Apart from the dominant eucalypts, a variety of smaller understorey trees occurs in various mixtures throughout the reserve. These include bull banksias and sheoak.
The lower la
Twenty-nine species of native mammals, 56 species of reptiles and amphibians, 10 species of fish and 120 species of birds are either known inhabitants or occasional visitors to Lane Poole Reserve.
These include marsupials such as the mardo, quenda, brush-tailed wambenger, chuditch and quokka. Few people realise that the quokka, better known as a resident of Rottnest Island, is also found in swamps and valleys in the jarrah forest.
Seniors' Card, Age Pension, Disability Support, Disability Support (Blind), Carer Payment, Carer Allowance, Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), Companion Card
The accompanying companion/carer of a Companion Card holder is entitled to free entry when entering an attraction or venue where 'per person' fees apply. This also applies to camping fees.
What is not covered: Uni Card, Health Care Card, Single Parent, Student Concession.
Community groups travelling on buses may be entitled to a reduction in fees so check with the local DEC office before you visit.
Holders of Recreation Fishing licences may enter a park at no charge if they are entering for the purpose of their licence - licence to be shown on request.
Organised outings for disabled groups, aged and infirm groups or education and study groups accompanied by their carers may be eligible for an entry fee waiver. Request for consideration of fee waivers can be made to the Parks Pass Coordinator, Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983.
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