Stockton Lake Recreation Area

Private Campground - Western Australia


Located seven km east of Collie township on the Collie – Darkan Road, Stockton Lake is another bush camping and swimming area.

Stockton was originally an open cut coal mine, but has long been abandoned and has filled with water. It’s very popular for boating and water skiing.

It is also perfect for caravans, tents and camper trailers.

Campfires are allowed between the hours of 6pm and 10pm and are to be contained in the designated fire pits only. Please clear the area around the pit to prevent a bush fire.

Camp fees, collected by the Ranger, apply . 

Daily fees are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for approved concessions and $3.00 for school aged children under 16 years; Children 5 years and under, free.

Whilst swimming is permitted, signs do warn that people swim at their own risk because, due to past mining activities, the water has a low pH level. Those with sensitive skin should limit their exposure to the water. The water in places is very deep and can be very cold.

While dogs are welcome on a lead, please keep in mind that fox baiting does occur in the Collie region and those baits are highly toxic to domestic animals.

Gas burners-barbeques will also be prohibited during periods of very high to catastrophic conditions.

There are two flushing toilets on the east side of the lake and one long-drop toilet on the west side of the lake.

Great place
Between the ski boats, jet skis, motor cross bikes, highway, 24 hr mine operations, railway and locals hooning on the gravel roads this is not a relaxing place; although the lake beautiful. Fills up pretty quick. Would not try here on a weekend!

We found this place very relaxing (May) for 3 nights. Very helpful rangers. Can have camp fires and ducks are awesome.

Large open space with shade, areas for campfires, close to water but may contain harmful amoeba which can cause serious illness. Quiet, green retreat.
Camping Fee - Concession Card Holder $7.00
Per concession card holder, per night - from