What could be more relaxing than setting up camp under a bush canopy? Wake up to the sounds of the birds of the forest and at night marvel at a dark sky with thousands of stars for as far as you can see. Camping in the Collie River Valley is a great way to get back to nature, so why not pack the car and head for the bush.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife has a range of bush campsites around Collie. Bush campsites are back to basics camping, ie no power or showers are provided and reservations cannot be made, so at busy times like long weekends, summer school holidays and Easter you need to arrive early to secure a campsite.
Generators can normally be used between 8am and 9pm but not on days of a total fire ban. Please consider other campers when using a generator – most people have headed off camping to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the forest.
While a campfire is a tradition when camping, in the warmer months fire bans often apply. So if you plan to boil the billy make sure that you adhere to any fire bans – they’re in place for your safety, and don’t leave your campfire unattended. Make sure you pack a gas camp stove as a back up in case of fire bans.
Rubbish bins are provided at some sites, however it’s good to be prepared to take your rubbish with you when you leave.
BUSH CAMPING AREAS AROUND COLLIE
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