Stokes National Park

Stokes National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II ( national park)
Stokes Inlet 1 Stokes NP XII-2010.jpeg
Stokes National Park is located in Western Australia
Stokes National Park
Stokes National Park
Nearest town or city Esperance
Coordinates 33°49′22″S 121°08′05″E / 33°49′22″S 121°08′05″E / -33.82278; 121.13472
Established 1976
Area 97.26 km2 (37.6 sq mi) [1]
Managing authorities Department of Parks and Wildlife
Website Stokes National Park
See also List of protected areas of
Western Australia

Stokes National Park is a national park in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, 538 km south-east of Perth.

The National Park is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Esperance on the southern coast. A vehicle entry fee applies to Stokes National Park.

The Park is named after Stokes Inlet, which lies within the park and is its best known feature.

The area of the park is 9,726 hectares (24,030 acres) [1] excluding 16 ha (40 acres) that is part of the historic Moir homestead. [2]

The park is mostly areas of coastal heath and scrubland, smaller areas of low dense forest and sandy beaches around the inlet and coast to the south of the park.

The National Park is a relinquished pastoral lease, originally known as Fanny Cove Station, which in 1951 became Young River Station. It was then reverted to crown land and national park status by 1973. The Moir homestead ruins from the 1873 establishment at Fanny Cove was on a heritage list by 1993, but has since been destroyed by fire. [3]