LAKE POORRARECUP

 

 

Lake Poorrarecup - Western Australia

 

GPS 34 25 06 S 117 14 04 E

 

 

 

 

Entry fee and / or camping fee charged Toilets available Tables and / or seats and / or shelters provided Fire places or BBQs available Tent camping sites Caravan access possible Big rig access possible Pets prohibited Boat launching possible Swimming allowed Sight seeing area Walk trails Phone access nearby

 

 

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Lake Poorrarecup is located in the shire of Cranbrook and an area is available for camping.

There is a boat ramp but boats can only be used when water levels are high enough and that is becoming a rare event. It used to be a popular water skiing site.

Facilities at the site include toilets and a shelter.

Camping and cooking fires are prohibited from October 1st to April 30th. Pets are prohibited at the lake.

The camping fee was recently increased from $10 to $20 per night per vehicle and is payable all year round, not just during peak times.

Access is via the Frankland to Cranbrook Road and Lake Poorrarecup Road (unsealed). The lake is 34 km south west of Cranbrook town.

The lake was once fresh water but became saline in the 1960s due to land clearing.

A recreation area was established in 1959 and facilities included a change room, kiosk and the lake was a focal point for local events.

Red perch were introduced to the lake but died out due to increasing salt levels.

The Andy Ronald Walk Trail leads you along the edge of the lake and is best done in early wildflower season when you will find several varieties of native orchids and other wildflowers.

A sign along the trail tells of how Andy met his end while he was setting traps for dingoes and accidentally became a victim of his own trap taking a shotgun blast in the leg.

Other signs inform visitors about the flora and fauna found around the lake.

Lake Nunijup is another nearby lake with some recreational facilities.

 

 


 

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