Yeararup Dunes/Calcup Hill

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 23:46
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Has anyone been through Yeagarup Dunes,Warren River, Calcup Hill area recently?
WE are planing a trip soon and would appreciaet any feedback on conditions. Will also contact the Ranger prior to our trip. Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Bigbear - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 00:12

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 00:12
Our club was down there end of Jan 04. The Warren river was running and there was about 18" deep of water to cross at the bar. We didnt cross but someothers did.
The track thru Yeagerup dunes was OK but the sand was very dry and soft, required letting tyres down to about 15psi to get up the dunes after being on the beach. Didnt get to try Calcup Hill unfortunately.

Had a great time and thouroughly enjoyed it. Was the 3rd time I have been down there.

Go and have some fun

BigbearBush Bappo's 4WD Club
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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 22:40

Thursday, Feb 26, 2004 at 22:40

We were going to do that in Easter in 2001 but the queue of 4x4s to get into the area was phenomenal and two blokes nearly had a punch up near where the rangers were directling people to go into the park.

We're thinking of trying it out of school holidays, do you know if there are good areas along the coastal part for camping with good shelter etc or is it similar to lucky bay/lancelin coast areas?

CheersOne day a week, one weekend a month, six weeks a year.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigbear - Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:04

Friday, Feb 27, 2004 at 17:04
for Chris wa
There is quite few good camping spots back from the beach a bit on the way in or after you cross the Warren river there is a good sheltered spot beside the river back off the beach. It may take a bit of searching but it is a good spot
Bush Bappo's 4WD Club
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Reply By: Member - Hugh (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 01:54

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 01:54
Hi Terry,

We were down there Australia Day long w/e with our 4WD club. Had contacted Rangers and planned to camp at Yeagarup Lake with permission, except that changed on arrival. Ended up camping at a new CALM site, Snotty Gobble camp site (2nd on right up Boat Landing Rd). We were the 2nd group to camp at this site and it was very nice, well set-up and certainly worthy of the small cost to stay.

Sand on the dunes was very soft. Through Yeagarup Dunes to coast were down at ~ 15psi. Sand soft but for the most part straight forward. The Warren River mouth was not flowing when we crossed. Calcup Hill was extremely soft and a challenge for most folks. Tyres down to 10 psi to get up to the top.

I don't suspect it is too different now. Have fun.

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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike A (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 23:47

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004 at 23:47
There's a virgin Geocache at the top of Calcup for those into GPS hunts. Been there nearly a year without a bite. Type Sandman in the search or click here's Mud in your Tyre
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Follow Up By: pemdisc - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 23:58

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 23:58
Terry, Bigbear, Chris and everyone else.
Graeme and I operate Pemberton Discovery Tours and he is out on the dunes/beach almost on a daily basis. If you are wondering bout track conditions etc then give us a call on 97760484 if your in the area or email or - if you see him out there UHF CH10. We are more than willing to help should you need it.
Also - we are in the process of setting up a coastal awareness program to include monitoring dune movement and coastal environment so to assist CALM with data to ensure the future use of the Yeagarup area - we don't want to see this area close off to public use, it is too magnificent to ruin and a real asset to our state.
So Drive Safe and Tread Lightly.
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