Stockton Lake camping area is a free camp-site and very unique spot. The lake itself was originally an open-cut mine. It is now obviously filled with water to make a much loved artificial lake. There are many open areas amongst the trees where you can set up your tent which will allow some shade for those hot summer days.
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From an amenities perspective, you will find a set of toilets. There are no specific laid out campsites but it does allow for bigger groups and families and smaller groups. You just need to claim your turf and set up camp.
You are able to get campfires going in at the campgrounds, for those cold wintery nights. Although be sure to double check the signage as you enter as there can sometimes be fire bans due to the heat. Please be sure to confine your fires to the concrete rings which are provided at the campsite.
The Stockton Lake area is a super popular spot for those that enjoy water sports such as boating and water skiing. Swimming is permitted in the lake but it is advised to swim at your own risk. Being an old mining site the water can be mildly acidic and is not recommended for the younger ones or those that have sensitive skin.
While it may seem like an awesome opportunity to go for a dive off the cliffs. Do not risk spinal injury by diving in the water. As mentioned the lake is an old mine and is deep in some area and shallow in others. Do not risk it.
Details about Stockton Lake camping site
- Location on Google Maps from Perth
- Distance from Perth: 2 Hours 10 mins – 209 kms
- Piavanini Rd, Shotts WA 6225
- Close to Lake and Forest.
- Access: Dirt roads are wide and well maintained b
- Suitable for: Tents, caravans, camper trailers, big rigs
- Facilities: Drop toilets, BBQ, firepits, table and chairs, shaded sites
- Pet-Friendly: Unsure