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Dog Campsite Review: Towerrining Lake

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Type: Paid campsite with designated campsites

Region: Wheatbelt

Location: Duranillin WA; Google maps location; Mud map

Accessibility: Dirt roads easily accessible by 2WD

Cost: Contact Lakeside Camping for further details

Facilities: Well-maintained full shower and toilet block; small general store on site

Review:

Lake Towerrinning is another place described as one of WA’s best kept secrets. A traditional caravan / camping site, they offer both powered and unpowered sites right next to the lake. The camp site was well maintained with an on-site care taker. The toilets and showers, while an older style, were kept clean. The campsites themselves were flat and right next to the lake, providing easy beach access. Each site had a fire pit, tables and there was also BBQs onsite. I’m not sure about their proclaimed family friendly credentials. The location didn’t have the serenity of Lake Yenyening due to the large number of boats using the lake and the party crowd that it attracted.  We found the campsite excessively noisy on a Saturday night with the campsite next to us playing music and making noise until after 2am. Despite this frustration, the proximity to the lake, the good company and the quality of the facilities made it a great weekend away.

Zena had a few friends join her for this trip so she was pretty happy. Many of the other camp sites had dogs as well so it was difficult at times to discourage her from wanting to bark when other dogs started… While the smaller dogs were afraid of the water, it was popular with the larger dogs in our group. We were there on a new moon and the the stars were awe-inspiring – we even took Zena on a beautiful moonlight walk.

 

Top tips:

  • Three hours is a long way from Perth – this spot would be better if you have two or more nights
  • The Lake has warnings regarding water bourne diseases as it is a natural freshwater body so you are encouraged to keep your head above water

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