Rocky Pool Campground Carnarvon WA

Good Evening fellow travellers
In Carnarvon at present & looking to go to Rocky Pool campground, local brochures state no camping at Rocky pool(s) but wiki CAMPS Australia has it listed as a campsite as does my Camps three,
Maybe I am a bit confused as to whether there is a Rocky Pool(s) as well as a Rocky Pool camp ground, Is there anyone out there who can enlighten me???
As an aside WA has some beautiful coast line in the North as well as some great camping sites such as Quobba, Cape Range Nat Park, Cape Kerauden & 40 mile beach but WA stands for windy always especially in the afternoons
Thanx in advance Dazza
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 22:15

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 22:15
I think it might be no camping now but it hasnt stopped the 10000000000000000000000

grey nomads who moved in like flys to poop when they bitumanised the road pas tthere
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Reply By: Andrew(WA) - Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 22:25

Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 22:25
Rocky pool is just a bunch of boulders in the Gascoyne River that hold water a little longer than the rest of the river after flooding. If there has been plenty of rain up that way recently (or a river flood) then the pools may be worth looking at in the area but there really isn't anything much to see. You might have to compete with March flies and a few mozzies.
If you were going out toward what's left of Gascoyne junction or heading out to Mt Augustus you could check the pools on the way, otherwise I'd say it's not worth the diversion unless of course you have plenty of time and just want a side day trip.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 00:03

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 00:03
Hi Dazza

Rocky Pool was closed to camping in 2009. Camps three was published in 2005. Not all publications or on line sources keep up to date, and the result is people ignore the signs saying "this book says i can camp here". Wiki is contributed by others, probably with no validation, or checks to see if the information is still current. Traditional camping areas with no amenities that get 'loved to death' with the numbers of travellers these days can cause local authorities problems and we are losing them. Not everyone is a responsible leave-no-trace camper.

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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 09:22

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 09:22
Some years ago there was a toilet there but it disappeared I don't know when!
Plenty still go there as we do and we've never been told about "No Camping" and there are (or weren't) any signs saying so either.
If they think a bit of human doings is going to pollute the water, what are they going to about the huge amount of cow pats and the occasional dead body laying around?
Sounds like a bit of over enthusiastic greeny crap to me by a seat polisher somewhere.
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Reply By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 00:36

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 00:36
Not a bad spot.



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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Saturday, Oct 06, 2012 at 11:40

Saturday, Oct 06, 2012 at 11:40
Yes, it was great when camping was allowed.
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Reply By: daz (SA) - Friday, Oct 05, 2012 at 22:05

Friday, Oct 05, 2012 at 22:05
Thank you all for your contribution.

as we could not camp there we gave it a miss.

dazza
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