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Mt Ragged Campground

Amongst the mallee scrub and woodlands in the northern part of the park, Mt Ragged has a sheltered picnic area, campground and the thrill of a summit walk.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:No camping fees apply
  • Feature:Toilet,Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - No
  • Activity:Bush Walking

Description

An intriguing mix of plants grow on and near Mt Ragged including orchids, ferns and plants such at the showy banksia that are more typical of coastal locations. The Mt Ragged area is also a terrific spot for birds. Look for purple-crowned lorikeets, yellow-plumed honeyeaters, the shy heathwren and birds such as the mulga parrot and crested bellbird, which are more typical of drier country.

Camping

Camping is available at Mt Ragged with toilet and barbecue facilities. Campsites are not bookable and operate on a first come, first served.

Getting there:

Four-wheel drive only. From Balladonia on the Eyre Highway this track is a reasonable gravel road for the first 60km before changing to a rough, rocky sand track. From Fisheries Road the Balladonia, Gora and Israelite Bay Tracks ad similarly rough or may be impassable when wet.

Mt Ragged Walk Trail

A difficult walk to the top of Tower Peak (594 metres). Mt Ragged is a steep-sided ridge surrounding at about one-third height by a wave-cut platform. Walk trail leaves the Mt Ragged car park and ascends the range to Mt Ragged (Tower Peak).

The Mt Ragged Walk Trail also offers good opportunities for spotting birds. Mt Ragged and its surrounds feature mallee scrub and woodlands, home to malleefowls, mulga parrots, chestnut quail thrushes, shy heathwrens, purple-gaped honeyeaters, yellow-plumed honeyeaters and crested bellbirds.

Distance: 3km (return) Trail Classification: Class 5 Difficult Time: Allow 3 hrs.

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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