Shannon National Park Photo Gallery
Shannon National Park was once a thriving mill town in the Walpole Wilderness. This park is home to some of the most magnificent Karri trees you can imagine. The roads through the forest are a great way to experience this part of the state. Camping at the Shannon campgrounds is permitted and is a good site for bird watchers and canoeing.
The park and the Shannon River were named after the HMS Shannon. This area was one of the last to be opened up to logging due to its inaccessibility. After the war the government established the mill to overcome the acute shortage of timber. The mill and the town were established in the late 1940s.