Kalgan Pool (Permit Required)


4.4 from 13 users


Kalgan Pool is located about an hour and a half drive from Newman and offers free camping beside a creek. 4WD is required for access along an unsealed, rocky, gravel road, with a number of water crossings. As this is a mining access road, a Road Access Permit is required and can be picked up from the Tourist Information Centre in Newman for a gold coin donation. This site is not recommended for caravans. Swimming is possible when water levels permit. It is dog friendly. There are no facilities. Campers must be self-sufficient. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace.

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Lat: -23.187938 Lng: 119.699506

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We visited in early June. Was great. 6 river crossings. Not too deep - mid wheel. 3rd one is long and can't see around corner but just keep going. Had the place to ourselves for a little while. Had a swim. Nicest camp is next to river crossing 1. Need a permit - go to visitor centre. They tell you everything. Probs takes about 1 hour before you get to crossing 1.



This camp ground was an amazing find. The drive in was great, 5 or 6 river crossings, a couple of them are 100-250 metres long. Deepest point was probably about 50cm. Most of the track in has been freshly graded and is in good condition. We went to the visitor info centre in Newman before going to get some updates on the track and they were very helpful and gave us a map. The pool at the camp was lovely for a swim in the arvo and morning. Definitely recommend this camp, only wish we had longer.


User 2641837

We only got half way to the pool and the first water crossing was good as we towed a semi off road 17 ft van. ( not recommended ) track is narrow in places so pin stripes are going to happen. There's no over taking places and about 10 klms in there's a spot to turn around. At a intersection. If you go right it takes you into the dry river bed about 300 meters to the first creek crossing (where we stayed) fantastic spot clean as fresh water enough room for two cars and vans road in is terrible


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