Last Updated Feb 2014 | Originally suggested by Granite2u
A rare example of this area before it was cleared for agriculture.
The campground suitable for caravans or tents, however there is not a lot of grass cover. It is quite large, level and with some scattered shade here and there.
The lake and wetlands periodically dry out, so depending on when you are hear, will depend on the wildlife you see. The area is one of the most biodiverse in the whetbelt region. Birds you may spot here include White Faced Herons, Grey Teals and Black Winged Stilts
The picnic area / campground is named after the Swamp She-oaks that grow here, which are a food source for many animals (as well as providing shelter). They were even used as a back up feedstock for cattle/sheep in dry periods.
There is an excellent write up of the environmental significance of the area here
This is a free camping area.
No bookings required
Longdrop or composting
No water available at this campsite
Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.
No bbqs are provided.
There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.
There is no fishing at or near this campsite.
There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite
This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.
From Goomalling, take the road towards Dowerin and then either:
* turn left into Oak Park Rd, or
*turn left onto the Wongan Hills Rd, drive for about 17kms then take the road right into Botherling East Rd. This second route takes a little longer but there is less gravel road to travel.
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