Dales Campground…

We would be spending our first two nights in Karijini National Park at the eastern end of Karijini at Dales Campground.

The following map shows the area covered by Karijini National Park and where Dales Recreation Area (and the campground) is (on the right) in relation to the other parts of the park.

Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park

Dales campground features 140 sites that can accommodate large rooftop tents, large campervans, large caravans and large camper trailers. Shared use gas barbecues and picnic tables are provided (tho we didn’t use them) and they also have very nice new toilet facilities.

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Set in the Hamersley Ranges in the heart of the Pilbara, the vast Karijini National Park is an ancient landscape of massive mountains and steep escarpments cut by spectacular gorges more than 100m deep. Within these sheer-sided chasms hide crystal-clear rockpools, cascading waterfalls and lush vegetation. Walking trails lead visitors to lookouts from which to marvel at the spectacular views, or to stunning gorges and freshwater pools for a dip.

Fortescue Falls

Fortescue Falls

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 72 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 200

Within easy reach of Dales Gorge Day Use area, Fortescue Falls and Circular Pool, Dales Gorge Camping Ground is a great place from which to explore the eastern end of the park.

Like many places we’ve been to there were no shower facilities here, nor was there drinkable water onsite so we had to bring all our own.

Dales Recreation Area

Dales Recreation Area

Dales Recreation Area

The following PDF guide from Western Australia Parks and Wildlife shows you an excellent map of the Dales Recreation Area and the nearby gorges and walks to Circular Pool, Fortescue Falls and Fern Pool. Karijini National Park – Dales Recreation Area map and walk trail guide – Circular Pool, Dales Gorge, Fern Pool, Fortescue Falls.