Shannon National Park has some of the State’s most magnificent karri forest. In the 1950’s and 60’s Shannon was a small mill town. It was dismantled and removed after the mill closed in 1968. The old forestry tracks and railway formations still remain. There are so many ways to experience the natural beauty of this park.

The 50km Great Forest Trees Drive winds its way through old-growth karri, jarrah and marri. Learn more about the trees and plants here from the interpretive signs along the way. There are several good spots to have a picnic too.

If you prefer to stretch your legs, there’s a bushwalking trail for all levels of fitness. Walking is a great way to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the magnificent forests and granite outcrops. Snake Gully Lookout and Big Tree Grove are top spots to see the forest giants up close. Some are up to 90m tall! Many types of birds wing their way around the trees and undergrowth. Birdwatchers will love trying to spot them all.

Water lovers, no you won’t miss out. Paddle your canoe or kayak on the Shannon River.

Why not stay a while, campers are welcome at the Shannon Campground (fees apply).

And back to horses and camping, no you didn’t imagine reading that! Live the equestrian dream and camp with your horse at the Shannon Horse Camp. A large, securely fenced area near the Shannon oval provides plenty of room to stay. Explore the park on horseback along three bridle trails that leave from Shannon Horse Camp. At 7km, 17km and 20km, you are sure to find a trail that suits you. For more information visit TrailsWA. And if you want a longer distance horse trail, you’re in luck. The Warren Blackwood Stock Route also passes through the park. From Shannon, you can ride south to Broke Inlet or north towards Quinninup, Manjimup and Bridgetown.

We think you’ll agree that Shannon National Park has something for everyone, no need to hold your horses! Which way will you explore?

Need to know

Dog Friendly

No dogs (or other pets) allowed in this park

Park Entry Fee

Standard park entry fees apply for Shannon National Park. Standard Concession Standard vehicle (12 or fewer occupants) $15.00 per vehicle $8.00 per vehicle Large vehicle (more than 12 occupants) $7.00 per person $2.50 per person Motorcycle $8.00 No concession A valid park pass covers the park entry fees. Read more.

Attractions

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This pretty dam was once the water supply for the Shannon Mill and town. A great spot for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, cycling and bush walking.

Shannon Dam

Shannon Dam, Lake Muir WA
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Snake Gully Lookout

Snake Gully Lookout, Deeside Coast Road, Shannon WA
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Campgrounds

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Shannon is a large campground close to the South Western Highway in the Southern Forests. Booking Bookings are essential and …

Shannon National Park Campground

Shannon National Park Campground, Shannon WA
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Shannon Horse Camp is a large fenced area for camping with horses at the trailhead for the Shannon National Park bridle trails.

Shannon Horse Camp

Shannon National Park Campground, Shannon WA
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Trails

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Great Forest Trees Drive is a self-guided, 50 kilometre drive that winds its way through spectacular old-growth karri, jarrah and …

Shannon Great Forest Trees Drive

Type
Distance50km loop
DifficultyEasy
Time1-3 hours
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Get away for a day at Shannon – the one time timber town, now a popular tourist destination deep in …

Shannon Dam Walk Trail, Shannon National Park

Type
Distance4.5km loop
DifficultyModerate
Time1-3 hours
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Three bridle trails are available in Shannon National Park and they all start from the Shannon Horse Camp. They vary …

Saddlebags Horse Trail – Shannon National Park Bridle Trails

Type
Distance20km
DifficultyModerate
TimeFull day
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The route to Mokare’s Rock is steep in places but the view to leafy karri crowns and across the Shannon …

Rocks Walks Trail – Shannon National Park

Type
Distance2.5km loop
DifficultyModerate
Time1-3 hours
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