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Shannon Horse Camp

Take your horse camping and ride the bridle trails in Shannon National Park.

Details

  • Attraction Fee:$11 adult per night, $7 concession card holder per night, $3 child per night (over 5 and under 16 years)
  • Feature:Dogs Allowed - No,2WD Access - Yes
  • Water:Untreated

Description

There is a large fenced area near the Shannon Oval with plenty of room to camp near your horse. Yards, hitching rails, water taps and compost bays are located within the fenced area. Toilets, showers and a gas barbeque are a short walk away in the main Shannon campground.

Camping

Bookings are essential when camping at Shannon Horse Camp. This is a separate area to the Shannon campground. Camping and park entry fees apply.

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Bridle Trails

There are three trails to explore from Shannon Horse Camp. These trails require a moderate level of skill and fitness. They follow tracks which have variable surfaces and slopes. Hoof boots or shoes are recommended when using these trails.

Showpony Circuit

This short trail will give you a taste of what the other trails have to offer. Head out and enjoy the ride through the karri and jarrah forest.

Moderate. Length 7km

Cowbells Loop

In spring, the wildflowers along this trail are spectacular. Tree hovea, tassle flowers and pimelia stand out among the karri wattle which lines the top section of the trail

Moderate. Length 17km

Saddlebags Trail

This trail follows the same route as the Cowbells Loop before continuing along Jeffrey Road. You will ride through a variety of vegetation types including karri forest, low-lying swampy heathland and jarrah and marri forest.

Moderate. Length 20km

Know before you go

  • There is mobile reception at Shannon Horse Camp.
  • Plan your visit for the cooler months of the year, avoiding the hot summer months during bushfire season. Visit emergency.wa.gov.au for current bushfire information.
  • Manure and hay can be deposited in the compost bay.
  • During the bushfire season no fires are permitted. No ground fires at any time. Campfires are permitted in Parks and Wildlife Service supplied fire rings only (usually between May - November).
  • Dogs are not permitted in Shannon National Park.
  • Keep boundary gates to the horse camp closed.
  • Please respect the environment and other trail users.
  • For more information, visit the TrailsWA website.

Shannon National Park is 33km east of Northcliffe via Middeton Road, 55km south of Manjimup and 65km north of Walpole on the South Western Highway.
Travel time is approximately 40 minutes drive from Northcliffe, 50 minutes from Manjimup or one hour from Walpole.

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

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