CAMPING AT LAKE BALLARD:
You can freely camp at Lake Ballard but only in the designated camping area.
Please be aware that during the Easter long weekend, camping space is at a premium.
As there is no suitable drinking water at Lake Ballard, you must bring sufficient water with you to meet your drinking and other needs.
Rubbish bins are not provided, so please take all your own rubbish with you
The Shire of Menzies has fire restrictions that apply from November through to March. During April – October, open fires are permitted but must be contained within the cement fire rings provided within the camping site. You also need to bring your own fire wood.
The Lake Ballard camping site features self-composting toilets.
When to Visit:
The cooler months of the year, from May-October are the best times to visit, especially if you wish to camp and take longer walks around the Lake.
However, some people do visit during summer weather and whilst it does get hot, this didn’t detract from the impact the Lake and the sculptures.
Another thing to be aware of is rainfall. Although the access to Lake Ballard is along a high grade dirt road, after rain it may be closed.
A quick call to the Menzies Visitor Centre (08 9024 2702) will give you the latest information on road closures and conditions
Getting There: Lake Ballard is 183 km north of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The first 132 km to the little town of Menzies are on a sealed road. The final 51 km is on a good gravel road.
Allow roughly 2.5 hours if you’re coming from Kalgoorlie.
Recommended vehicle: 2WD access on a good gravel road. Please remember to drive carefully to road conditions.
Be aware that cattle, kangaroos and even camels live in the area and may wander onto the road.
Camper trailers/caravans: Easy access for off-road campertrailers and caravans; drive with care if your trailer or van isn’t an off-road model.