Home to some of the state’s most magnificent karri forest, Shannon National Park lures visitors seeking to immerse themselves in its natural beauty. The park features beautiful stands of jarrah, marri, bullich, paperbark and blackbutt although the karri trees are certainly the jewels in the crown, some growing up to 90 metres tall.
Campsites are not bookable and operate on a first come first served basis. Rates are: adult $7.50, concession $5.50 and child (6-15yrs) $2.20 per night.
A park entry fee of $12 ($6 concession) per vehicle applies at many of the popular national parks in WA including Shannon National Park. Many visitors appreciate the savings and convenience of purchasing either a four week Holiday Pass or Annual All Parks Pass online at Shop.dpaw.wa.gov.au/ before their trip.
More information is available at parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/Shannon and parkstay.dpaw.wa.gov.au/.
Shannon National Park offers a variety of ways to experience its beauty. You can meander along the Great Forest Trees Drive, get up close to the forest on several different walktrails from the Shannon Day Use Area, go birdwatching or canoeing and even stay a few nights in the Shannon campground.
The Great Forest Trees Drive is a self-guided, 48 -kilometre drive that winds its way through spectacular old-growth karri, jarrah and marri forest. You’ll also pass sedgeland, heath and granite outcrops along the way and there are stops where you can stretch your legs, have a picnic or just enjoy the views. There are a variety of walks on offer at Shannon National Park including the Great Forest Trees Walk.
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