Bethungra Dam Reserve

Free Camping - New South Wales


Bethungra Dam and Reserve is listed in the ‘Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia’. The scenic public recreation area accommodates canoeing, sailing, picnics, swimming and fishing. Camping facilities, toilets, BBQ’s and bins. Access is via Bethungra Waterworks Road.

Originally constructed in 1895 as a water supply dam to service Junee, this dam is located in the north east sector of Junee Shire, just north of Ulandra Nature Reserve. It continued to be used as a public water supply until about 1906, when water quality problems led to its disuse.

The dam covers an area of 14.65 hectares and holds 600 megalitres of water. It is on Crown Land and is managed by Junee Shire Council. Much of the land surrounding the dam is privately owned, while the remainder is leased for agricultural purposes.
Great spot with lots of camping space

Beautiful quiet place to stay for a day or two or three. Access is via a dirt road in good condition (about 5 klms). Large area suitable for big rigs with room to spread out. Some shady spots if desired or full sun for solar sharing the area with neighbouring cows. One drop toilet no other facilities. A lovely walk to the dam & over the rocky landscape. We also walked to the spiral train track to observe the 1400 Sydney bound train from Junee come through. Would happily stay here again.

Excellent spot about 7 ks off highway, easy gravel road, quite and very pretty place.

It is a very peaceful, beautiful place to camp. The gravel road from the A41 is pretty good, and the campsites are plentiful, bring a leveller.

Stayed overnight. Plenty of room for all types of RVs. Lovely walk around dam. Dump toilet and picnic tables, easy access on gravel road. Would recommend.
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    Bethungra Water Works Road
    Bethungra, New South Wales, 2590
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    -34.764278, 147.90763
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