Bethungra Dam Reserve Campground

Last Updated Jan 2015 by Bazzao | Originally suggested by GreenNomad

Bethungra Dam Reserve has toilets Bethungra Dam Reserve has water available Bethungra Dam Reserve has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Bethungra Dam Reserve There are picnic tables available at Bethungra Dam Reserve You can go fishing at Bethungra Dam Reserve There are areas available in Bethungra Dam Reserve for horse riding You are able to canoe in Bethungra Dam Reserve Pets allowed in Bethungra Dam Reserve

Free camping on the edge of Bethungra Dam.

This is a large open and grassy campground with basic facilities. There is not a lot of shade, and the ground is mostly gently sloping, so if you are in a camper trailer or van, you will need to use your leveling blocks.

There are covered picnic tables, barbecues and rubbish bins as well as long drop toilets. You should bring your own firewood and drinking water.

The campground gets busy during holidays/weekends during warmer weather, however most of the time it is a quiet camping spot.

Note:Whilst swimming is permitted, there are OFFICIAL warning notices to SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK due to presence of blue green algae.

The dam was build for water storage for the town of Junee, however use was discontinued in 1906 due to water quality problems. It is now listed as one of the important wetlands of Australia and attracts a lot of bird life.

Fishing is good in season for Redfin and Yellow Belly, especially if you have a kayak or tinny to get to the right spots.

Facilities and activities at Bethungra Dam Reserve

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

Bethungra Dam is a free camping area.


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings are required, it is a large area and apart from peak season is usually fairly quiet.


Longdrop or composting


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.


There are fishing spots at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There are canoeing and kayaking spots at or near this campsite

More Information

Location information for Bethungra Dam Reserve


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

Near the town of Bethungra, NSW and only about 20km from Cootumundra.

From Bethungra, take the Bethungra-Waterworks Road east for about 6km

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