Like its nearby counterpart, Black Diamond, Stockton Lake boasts beautiful blue water and you can camp there too. It’s a perennial favourite with water-skiers and it’s depth (it was once an open cut mine) makes it perfect for scuba-diving.
It is also perfect for caravans, tents and camper trailers with surrounding trees providing welcome camping shade on those long, hot, lazy days of summer. Bring your own firewood and drinking water. Campfires are allowed in the cooler months between the hours of 6pm and 10am and are to be contained in the designated fire pits. For more information on when campfires cannot be used due to fire ban, please visit DFES website.
Stockton is located seven km east of Collie off the Collie – Darkan Road,
Whilst swimming is permitted, signs do warn that people swim at their own risk because, due to past mining activities, the water has a low pH level. Those with sensitive skin should limit their exposure to the water. The water in places is very deep and can be very cold.
Dog-friendly: While dogs are welcome on a lead, please keep in mind that fox baiting does occur in the Collie region and those baits are highly toxic to domestic animals.
There are two flushing toilets on the east side of the lake and two newly built long-drop toilet on the west side of the lake.
For more information on the water-skiing rules visit Inland Lakes Water Ski information website.