POTTERS GORGE

 

 

Potters Gorge - Western Australia

 

GPS 33 23 25 S 115 58 57 E

 

 

 

 

Entry fee and / or camping fee charged Toilets available Wheel chair access provided Tables and / or seats and / or shelters provided Fire places or BBQs available Water available Tent camping sites Caravan access possible Pets prohibited Boat launching possible Swimming allowed Fishing allowed (some sites may require a freshwater license.) Walk in site Water ski site Push bike trails Walk trails Ranger or caretaker on site or visits Black water dump point available

 

 

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Potters Gorge is a campsite located on the western shore of Wellington Dam and inside Wellington National Park.

The campsite is run by DPaW so National Park fees and rules apply.

The campsite was redeveloped and now has 55 individual sites spread over three camping loops. There are 'glamping' sites at Potters Gorge campsite with tents and gear all set up ready for those who want to go camping but don't want the hassle of brining in their own gear. If you want to try this form of camping you are going to have to have pretty deep pockets as it isn't cheap. Enquire at the Kiosk for more information.

There are sites available for tents, motorhomes and caravans. There are a few sites specifically for mobility impaired campers.

The maximum number of nights you can stay at the campsite is 14 in peak periods and 28 outside of times of high demand. Sites are to be vacated by 10am. Arrivals no earlier than 11am.

There are wheelchair friendly paths, walk trails and a mountain bike area. Fishing, canoeing and swimming are also popular here. An inland fishing license is required if you want to try fishing in the dam. Trout, marron and redfin perch can all be caught in the dam.

There is also a kiosk that offers snacks and drinks.

It is necessary to book your site before you arrive at this campsite.

There is another campsite nearby at Honeymoon Pool but that is only suitable for tents.

Campfire bans apply during certain times of the year so please refer to signs on site that will supply the required information.

Most of the dam is closed to motorised watercraft but one area is reserved for water skiing. A number of rules apply so please refer to signs on site for more information. A brochure on the use of boats on Wellington Dam is also available.

A day use area is provided for those who want to enjoy the dam and have a picnic or BBQ but do not want to stay overnight.

If you go looking for the gorge that the name refers to, you will be disappointed. It vanished beneath the waters of the dam as it filled up.

 

 

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