Margaret River camping is a beautiful way to connect with nature and spend time with your loved ones. The Margaret River Region is renowned for its pristine National Park lands abundant in flora and fauna. The Department of Parks and Wildlife manage many beautiful campgrounds in the bush meaning you can sleep under the stars and wake up to bird song in natural bushland. Read on to find out our favourite 7 Margaret River camping spots.
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How to go Camping in Margaret River
These campgrounds are carefully developed in designated areas in order to minimize the impact on natural bushland. Many have modern but simple facilities and most are 2wd accessible. These campgrounds are very popular in peak tourist periods like school holidays so it is recommended you book early!
If your preferred campground isn't able to be booked, arrive early and have a back up plan. As these campgrounds are set in natural bushland it is incredibly important to follow up to date bushfire advice and also take all your rubbish away with you. Let's cooperate to keep our beautiful national parks as pristine and peaceful as they are now!
Here is a few of our favorite DPAW campgrounds in the region!
Conto Campground is in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and is easily accessible by 2wd. The road in is unsealed but well maintained. Conto's was effected by bushfires in December 2021 but most sites have reopened. There are a variety of sites in different 'loops' and you are able to book a loop that suits you. From swags to camper vans or trailers Conto's offers suitably sized sites amongst coastal peppermint woodland.
Conto's has toilets (no flush, pit toilets) and dishwashing facilities (cold water only). There are gas BBQs there and you are allowed to use your own BBQ unless a total fire ban has been declared. There are fire rings and fire wood for those coolers nights but ensure to check up to date bushfire advice as it can change without notice.
The Cape to Cape Track is easily accessible from the campground and you can walk to Conto Springs beach. Conto Springs Beach is a stunning section of our coastline and is a popular surfing and fishing spot! If you prefer to relax there is beautiful white sandy beach here or rock pools to explore!
Jarrahdene Campground is one of the newest DPAW campgrounds in the region. It is located conveniently between Margaret River and Augusta. The campground is easily accessible by 2wd. Jarrahdene offers a range of sites to suit swags through to caravans and is nestled amongst karri, marri and peppermint bushland.
Jarrahdene is unique in that the site used to be an old timber mill owned by MC Davies dating back to the 1900's. Remnants of the old mill can be seen throughout the site and there is an interpretative walk being developed so you can learn some of the regions history!
Jarrahdene offers gas BBQs, toilets (no flush, pit toilets), fire pits and cold water access. As with all our parks it is important to stay up to date with current bushfire advice.
Boranup Campground is nestled amongst the Karri tree's in our magnificent Boranup Forest. The campground itself is one of the smallest in the region with a capacity of only seven tents or campers. This campground cannot be pre-booked.
The campground is accessible by 2wd on an unsealed gravel road through the forrest. There are toilet facilities here (no flush, pit) and bbq or fire pits can be used mostly between April and November but its crucial to always check current bushfire advice.
Given it's small capacity Boranup campground fills up quickly especially during school holidays or long weekends. We recommend you have an alternative site in mind just incase!
Point Road is set on the fringes of our beautiful Karri forest amongst peppermint woodland. Point Road campground is 4wd accessible only! See our 4wd track recommendations here. It is a small capacity campground with space to accommodate seven tents or small campers.
The sites are well sheltered by the surrounding bushland. Facilities include gas BBQ, picnic table and a no-flush, pit toilet. As always, please check up to date bushfire advice before using a fire pit or BBQ. Bookings are not able to be made for Point Road campground so have a back up plan in place in case it is full!
Canebrake Pool Campground is located on the edge of Margaret River. The campground really feels "off the beaten track'" as the road conditions in can vary throughout the year and is often quite corrugated. It offers capacity for nine tents or campers but does have a large open area for day use.
The pool itself is fresh water and easily accessible from the main carpark. It is perfect for activities like kayaking, swimming or picnics by the waters edge.
There are picnic tables, fire rings and drop toilets and most often fires can be lit April-November. Once again it is very important to check up to date bushfire advice first. These sites cannot be pre booked so have a back up plan in place!
Sue's Bridge Campground is on the banks of the Blackwood River about 40km inland of Margaret River. There are 25 sites suitable for swags, tents, small campers and larger vans. Two of these sites and toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible. These sites can not be pre-booked.
Sue's Bridge also has an area for day-trippers and with its convenient access to the Blackwood River, it's perfect for activities such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming or picnics by the river. Read more about our recommended day trips in the region here.
Sue's Bridge has facilities such as covered picnic tables, gas BBQs, cold-water taps and food preparation surfaces. There are also fire pits and fire rings for use when fires are permitted. Always check current bushfire advice.
Warner Glen Campground is also known as Chapman Pool. It is located on the banks of Chapman Brook near its connection with the Blackwood River. There are nine individual sites and a small open area designed for a group that fits about five tents.
This campground is popular with families as it offers a small beach perfect for swimming and for easy launching of kayaks and canoes! A short downstream paddle brings you out into the Blackwood. There is also a short bushwalking trail along the riverbank.
Warner Glen offers undercover gas BBQs, drop toilets and picnic benches. Fires are able to be lit when permissible and as with all our beautiful bush campgrounds, please check up to date advice!
We love exploring our region from these unique bases. The peaceful connection to our natural bushland is a wonderful camping experience. We recommend you pack an esky or a picnic basket filled with local delights to enjoy. Margaret River Camping is definitely something everyone should experience at least once in their lives!
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