Peak Charles National Park

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Peak Charles National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Peak Charles National Park is located in Western Australia
Peak Charles National Park
Peak Charles National Park
Nearest town or city Esperance
Coordinates 32°54′35″S 121°06′24″E / 32.90972°S 121.10667°E / -32.90972; 121.10667Coordinates: 32°54′35″S 121°06′24″E / 32.90972°S 121.10667°E / -32.90972; 121.10667
Established 1979
Area 399.59 km2 (154.3 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Department of Environment and Conservation
Website Peak Charles National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Peak Charles National Park is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), 507 kilometres (315 mi) east of Perth and 100 km (62 mi) north west of Esperance.[2]

The park is named for one of the main features, Peak Charles, which is an ancient granite peak with an elevation of 651 m (2,136 ft)[3] that dominates the park along with its neighbour Peak Eleanora. Both afford excellent views over the park, which is primarily composed of dry sand plain heaths and salt lake systems.[4]

No entry fee applies to enter the park but there are few facilities available to tourists. A car park, campground and toilets are available.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010. p. 48. ISSN 1835-114X. 
  2. ^ "RAC Travel - National park camping areas". 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Explore Australia - Goldfields". 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "About Australia - Peak Charles National Park". 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2010.