Lake Johnston Camping Area

Waypoint: -32.01396 , 120.78442 GPS: -32.01590 , 120.78550
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Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsPicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
Mount Harslett Drive
Lake Johnston WA 6443
  • Take rubbish with you
  • BYO drinking water

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200km east of Hyden, 102km west of Norseman on the southern side of Mount Harslett Drive, 200m south of road. Picnic area on edge of lake with campsite off to the right.

Last updated by Judy on 17th April, 2019
Lake Johnston Camping Area is a free camp site with toilet, wood fired BBQ and picnic tables. There is plenty of room but little shade.
Lake Johnston is part of an ancient river system, now reduced to a chain of ponds due to reduced rainfall and rising temperatures. It dries up during drought periods, but after rain, it explodes with life as brine shrimp and other crustaceans hatch to continue their life cycle.

This sudden surge of life attracts many species of water birds such as waders, to the area, where they gorge themselves on a feast.
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