Northern Foreshores Copeton Dam

Located on the foreshore of Copeton Dam, 17 kilometres from Inverell on the Auburn Vale Road. The reserve is operated as a primitive camping area with a limited number of powered and unpowered sites, a small shower and toilet block situated at the entrance to the reserve.

The reserve has a resident caretaker/ranger and a small kiosk which stores ice, gas, drinks, bait and other basic provisions. NSW Fishing Licenses available for purchase from caretaker/ranger.

Please Note:

  • No Eftpos Facilities are available on site.
  • Mobile service in this area is limited.

Amenities include:

  • Toilets.
  • Hot Showers.

Entry Fee Day Visitors:

  • Per Vehicle $5.00
  • Bus Less than 20 People $15.00
  • Bus More than 20 People $30.00

Copeton Northern Foreshores Annual Vehicle Pass $60.00


  • Unpowered Site (2 Adults & 2 Children) Per Night $15.00
  • Powered Site (2 Adults & 2 Children) Per Night $20.00
  • Extra Person Per Adult $2.00
  • Extra Person Per Child $1.00
  • Sites to be vacated by 10am.

Things to do:

  • Fishing
  • Fossicking
  • Bush walking
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Waters sports including skiing & wakeboarding
  • Canoeing or kayaking
  • Camping
  • Orienteering
  • Photography
  • Mountain bike riding
  • Barbecuing & Relaxing.

Reserve Rules:

  • No littering – sites to be kept clean. All garbage to be wrapped or bagged and placed in bins provided.
  • No firearms or prohibited weapons.
  • No unattended fires.
  • No Wood Cutting or chainsaws.
  • Small dogs permitted at caretaker’s discretion (conditions apply).
  • No motorbikes.
  • No generators in powered sites.
  • Generators in unpowered sites not to be used between 10pm & 7am.
  • Large camp of 2 dwellings or more must be confined to the designated area and have an accessible rubbish point.
  • Vehicles not to exceed 20km per hour.
  • Visitors are responsible for their own property.
  • Parents are responsible for their children’s behaviour. Minors are to be supervised at all times.
  • Persons riding bikes, scooters or skate boards must wear a helmet.
  • Noisy, unruly or offensive behaviour will not be tolerated; offending parties will be removed from reserve.
  • No permanent campers/caravans.

Contact Details:

PO Box 930 Inverell NSW 2360 Ph: 02) 6723 0250