Just off the South West Highway the Shannon Camping Ground is a great place for a spot of caravanning and camping without the luxury of electricity or water to connect to. There is however a camp ablution block with hot showers available after lighting the chip heater to warm the water and it also has flushing toilets. Sites amongst the tall pine and gum trees offer shady and fairly level areas.
In previous years the timber milling town of Shannon was a thriving small community. Established in 1950, by the 1970’s the milling had stopped and all of the towns timber buildings were relocated. Today there are several walking trails in and around the camping ground, taking you past historic sites and National Parks buildings showcasing the towns history and the flora and fauna of the area.
The Shannon River Dam which was the water supply for the town is close by and accessible by another walking trail.
The Great Forest Trees Drive takes you past Snake Gully Lookout which is about 15km from the camp site and overlooks a forest of very tall karri & marri trees. In the first photo you can see Jim at the base of the trees.
And we had this lovely sunset to finish of the day.