Copeton Waters State Park NSW covers an impressive 900 hectares on the western slopes of the New England Ranges. It is 550 kilometres northwest of Sydney, 440 kilometres southwest of Brisbane, and only 40 kilometres from the town of Inverell.
Copeton Dam holds three times the volume of water than Sydney Harbour, and is a fisherman’s paradise with the dam plentiful in Cod, Yellowbelly, Silver Perch, Catfish and Redfin.
Entry fees do apply for the use of all the park facilities other than the Kiosk. For a car, it is $10 for a day pass, but if you are camping, you do not have to pay this as you are paying your camping fee instead. We stayed at a powered site at Copeton Bay, about three kilometers from the Park Office. There are about fifty sites at Copeton Bay, with water taps plentiful, a playground, lots of rubbish bins provided, and a good clean amenities block. We were a bit worried about how cold it might be to shower in winter. There was heaps of hot water, but the design of the building certainly allowed for a lot of air movement, and I think in the dead of winter the lure of a hot shower might be marred by the cold air and wind blowing around you. We paid $30 a night for our powered site, which was for two adults. We were there mid week in the September school holidays, only decided to go there at 3pm in the afternoon, and managed to get a powered site directly overlooking the dam. We were able to take advantage of Continue reading