dog camping with erin at logue brook dam near perth

Dog campsite review: Logue Brook Campground

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Type: Paid campsite with designated campsites

Region: Peel

Location: Cookernup WA (near Yarloop); Google maps location; Mud map

Accessibility: Dirt roads easily accessible by 2WD

Cost: $11 per adult per night; contact Lakeside Camping for further details

Facilities: Each site has designated parking, fire pit, park bench. Non-flush toilets are well-maintained.

Review:

Logue Brook is a DPAW campground, coordinated through the Lake Brockman Tourist Park. We visited the campground shortly after it opened and found that we had it almost to ourselves. The facilities included camp kitchens, undercover gas BBQs, tables, fire pits and non-flush toilets. The campsites are set among the trees overlooking the dam, which made for an extremely idyllic outlook. The bird life added to the ambiance of the campsite. Despite the dam being busy with speed boats, we didn’t find it too noisy but could imagine that it would get very busy in the height of summer. The lack of 4wd trails nearby, which tends to bring in a certain punter, may have helped with this.

There was a walking track around the dam, which made for some great short walks with Zena. Dogs are supposed to be on lead in this campsite, and we were paranoid about snakes so she spent most of her time in her play pen. Like always, we under-estimated how cold it was going to get overnight so Zena spent a large portion of the evening wrapped inside Damien’s jumper. The fire pit was a godsend!

 

Top tips:

  • Don’t get confused between Logue Brook and Lake Navarino (I won’t name names…) as Logue Brook is a far superior campsite…
  • Be prepared for insects – the flies were very friendly
  • Bring a sledge hammer – the ground is super hard and we found it impossible to get our tent pegs in

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