Lake Indoon

DEG: -29.859705 115.155624
DMS: 29º 51′ 34.94″ S 115º 09′ 20.25″ E
UTM: 50 J 6695332mN 321849mE
Altitude: 46.93m

Lake Indoon is a popular destination for campers, some travelling from as far away as the south-west of WA and northern WA, for weekend camping and other recreation activities. The large camping areas under beautiful trees with lots of bird life are easily accessible, with clean toilet facilities and a drinking water tank.

The Lake is located along the Eneabba-Coolimba Road. It is approximately 12km west of Eneabba and 19km east of Indian Ocean Drive.

Lake Indoon is a brackish, freshwater lake, which has served as an aquatic playground since the late 1950s, early 1960s. The lake covers 130 hectares of the Lake Indoon Reserve, with a depth varying from approximately 1.5m – 5m depending on the seasons and rainfall. It is approximately 4.5kms around the lake, via the beach. Lake Indoon is fed from Erindoon and Bindoon creeks, and fills up by the end of winter. Overflow from Lake Indoon drifts back in to the Lake Logue system. Back in the 1930s, when the lake was dry, the local property owner built a windmill in the lake basin. Parts of the windmill head can still be found on the southwest corner of the lake.

Facilities

The Lake Indoon facilities include camping grounds around the lake, an ablution block with showers (no hot water), and a tank for drinking water. The boat ramp has been reconstructed, making it a sturdy, concrete structure. A gas BBQ and picnic area is available for your use near the boat ramp on the north side of the Lake. Murals have been painted on the ablution block and drinking water tank by local artists.

Fees

Camping/Caravanning at Lake Indoon is by a donation of $5 per person placed in the honour box (located at the Ablutions Block). Camping/Caravanning is for maximum of 72 hours and pre-booking of camp sites is not available.

Regulations

  • Dogs in the Lake Indoon reserve must be on a leash – penalties exist if dog is found unrestrained.
  • There is an all-year fire ban on campfires and cooking fires in the Lake Indoon reserve. Gas BBQs are available.
  • All water activities are at your own risk.
  • Jet Skis are prohibited.
  • For levels and condition of the Lake, contact Shire of Carnamah’s Administration Office on 08 9951 7000.
  • All off-road and 4WD vehicles (including motorbikes, ATV’s and beachbuggies) are prohibited from the reserve. We request that people and vehicles stick to the designated tracks.
  • Camping is permissible on the beach and allocated camping grounds.

Notes

The bird life is abundant with over 50 resident species, including cockatoos, kookaburras, galahs, and more. Flora is abundant, with acorn banksias in bloom everywhere and plenty of wildflowers and orchids can be observed during wildflower season. Kangaroos and Emus also use the lake as a watering ground, best seen at dusk.

The area is rich of natural attractions, with the Lake Logue reserve nearby (home to the magnificent Queen of Sheba orchid), and Stockyard Gully caves and Coolimba beach are just a short drive away.