The first stage of the new $2.7 million Jarrahdene Campground south of Margaret River has been completed and is now open.
Stage one of the project includes 24 individual camp sites, five double-cubicle toilets and four barbecue shelters, as well as tables and fireplaces for each camp site.
The campground is located adjacent to the remains of the State Heritage-listed, 1896-built Jarrahdene Mill, around 15 minutes drive south of the Margaret River townsite.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the facility would seek to enhance the region as a camping and hiking destination.
“There are also plans to construct walk and cycle trails to the karri forest and caves in Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and link the campground to the Margaret River rail trail,” he said.
The completed campground will feature 36 camp sites and two group camping areas that can be used by school groups and outdoor education providers.
It will also include interpretive signs about the heritage and history of the mill.