Bells Bay Camp Ground

Private Campground - New South Wales

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It is 33 kilometres from Kyogle to the Dam. On the northern edge of town, the road to Nimbin turns east, and the road to the dam goes west (turn into Anzac Drive at BP Garage off Summerland Way). 

There is 22 kilometres of sealed road, then 7 km of dirt, impassable after heavy rain. The unsealed road into Bells Bay, 2.5 kilometres past the dam wall, is narrow and can be rough at times, so drive slowly to the conditions. Stay under the 30 kph speed limit and take it slow. 

Kyogle Fishing Club manages the Bells Bay Camp Ground on behalf of Water NSW, thus benefiting both Fishing Club Members and Community Members who enjoy camping, fishing and outdoor recreational activities. 

Bells Bay campgrounds provides natural wilderness camping in Kyogle. Bells Bay Campground is a very small secluded bush camping ground in magnificent forest. The site has basic facilities with access to all the features at Toonumbar Dam. Sorry, no pets allowed.  There are approximately 20 to 30 campsites at Bells Bay Campground.  

The nearest services including, supermarket, fuel stations, medical centers, hospitals, post office and various financial institutions are located approximately 30km away at Kyogle.  

Facilities

  • Covered Picnic Tables, some with water tanks (non potable water - Please bring your own water)
  • Boat ramp
  • Brand new toilet amenities (wheel chair accessible and environmentally friendly)
  • Designated fire pits (except in total fire bans). Please bring your own fire wood.

Bells Bay Camp Ground is run by volunteers who will make periodic visits to the camping ground during opening hours.

Excellent fishing can be had on the dam from either the jetty and boat ramp which were provided by the local Kyogle fish stocking group which stocks the dam with Bass. You can bring your own boat but you must observe the regulations for the dam area. A NSW Fishing licence is required for fishing at the Dam. These are available from the Kyogle Visitors Info Centre (Cnr Anzac Dr ((opp Bp Garage)) which is open 7 days per week), before making the trip out to Bells Bay. 

Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake at Toonumbar.

There are some magnificent bush walks, 4WD drive along the Cambridge Plateau towards Mallanganee. The Dam area itself offers superb picnic facilities, golf course, bush walking, along with boating and fishing. 

Boats can be launched near the dam wall or at Bells Bay. *Use extreme caution when launching here as there is a steep drop off below the boat launching area. Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake Toonumbar.

Winter Opening Times:  Open Thursday 3pm to Sunday 3pm plus open on all recognised NSW/QLD Government public & school holidays

Summer Opening Times:  Open Thursday 3pm to Sunday 4pm plus open on all recognised NSW/QLD Government public & school holidays

Closed:  The Bells Bay Camp Ground is closed all other times to all vehicles and camping.


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