Three Mile Dam Campground - Kosciuszko National Park

National Park - New South Wales


**This is suitable for all camping setups and is accessed via a 2WD unsealed road.  Snow chains are required after snow**

This lakeside campground is about as scenic as they come. As well as being unbeatable for fishing, bushwalking and a good dose of outdoor relaxation, Three Mile Dam campground offers Aussie heritage in spades.

Established during the Kiandra gold-mining era, the dam provided water for sluicing operations via race lines to Kiandra (New Chum Hill). Its eastern side was part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.

There are no marked sites at this Kosciuszko campground, but you’ll find plenty of room for caravans, camper trailers and camping beside your car. Camp amidst the grassy sub-alpine woodland, bask in the shelter of the surrounding snowgums, and make use of the handy facilities including barbecues and picnic tables.

It’s a stunning spot to visit at any time of year. Carpets of snow daisies and billy buttons enhance a summertime camping trip, and its proximity to Selwyn Snowfields make it a great spot during winter, too.

Activities: fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, skiing (cross-country), photography, swimming, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, camping

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Getting there: Three Mile Dam campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, located on Link Road between Kiandra on Snowy Mountains Highway in the east and Cabramurra in the West.

There are two entrances leading to the eastern and western sides of the dam (please note western entrance is closed during winter).

To get there from Adaminaby via Kiandra:

  • Drive 37.7km along Snowy Mountains Highway to the turn-off at Kiandra-Cabramurra Road (signposted Link Road).
  • It’s then 5.7km to Three Mile Dam

To get there from Tumut:

  • Drive 75.5km along Snowy Mountains Highway to the turn-off at Kiandra-Cabramurra Road (signposted Link Road).
  • It’s then 5.7km to Three Mile Dam

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, picnic tables, carpark, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Drinking water collected from Three Mile Dam should be boiled for 5-10 minutes before consuming.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Lovely spot beside Three Mile Dam. 5km loop walk, Gold Fossickers walk, from the entrance is worth doing for the alpine flowers and other flora.

Just spent an amazing three days at this site. Plenty of room however high vehicles need to be aware of low branches on some of the tracks. At 3.2 metres I had to reverse out of two areas. There are fireplaces scattered around as well as park benches and tables. Being National Park you need to bring own wood. The long drop toilet currently in good condition. No other facilities
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