Paddys River Dam Campground

Last Updated Nov 2017 by Cyberbrett

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Beautiful bush camp along side a small trout dam in Bago State Forest.

The camping area is open and grassy with plenty of level sites. It is right alongside the lake.

At over 1100m high, this campground does get very cold at times, even during spring and autumn, however summer is magic.

This is a great little trout dam and is a perfect spot for kayak fishing. Launching is easy right from the campsite and some big brown trout can be had. You will need a NSW fishing licence to angle here.

It is a very attractive area with bushwaling tracks, and plenty of forest trails to explore through the state forest. There are platypus in the dam as well, so take some time at dawn or dusk to sit quietly by the edge of the lake and you will almost be guaranteed to spot one.

Facilities and activities at Paddys River Dam

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

This is a free camp.


This is a free camping area.

How to book:

No bookings required. It gets popular in the warmer weather, but off season you are likely to have the place to yourself.


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.


You are able to swim in the lake nearby.


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

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Location information for Paddys River Dam

This campsite is in Bago State Forest

Bago State Forest is incredibly diverse covering the native alpine ash forests of the Bago Plateau, through historic plantation stands dating back to the 1920's and a large area of commercial radiata pine plantations.

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4wd only access.

Getting there

The campground is accessed via 4wd only forest roads. They are fairly easy going unless there has been a fair bit of rain.

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