Copeton Waters offers a fantastic opportunity to use and enjoy Lake Copeton, which boasts three times the capacity of Sydney Harbour. With the lake, forest and open parkland to explore, Copeton Waters State Park is a haven for bushwalkers, nature lovers and water sport enthusiasts. For something completely different, try fossicking for sapphires, zircon, topaz, jellybeans, crystals and tourmaline around the local area.
The Northcott Centre Cafe offers sit down and take-away meals and special catering for groups can be arranged on request. Groceries, ice, fuel, gas, bait and lures are also available.
The well-appointed function centre is a popular venue for small weddings and seminars, family reunions and other special occasions. Catering is available at very reasonable prices.
Our park facilities include an undercover camp kitchen, fishing boat hire, boat shed and caravan storage, and a coin operated laundromat. Included in the admission price is the use of barbecues and picnic facilities, nine hole golf course, floodlit tennis courts and adventure playgrounds.
State Water Corporation are performing works to upgrade Copeton Dam, details regarding this project can be found on the State Water website.
Amenities block, bait/lures, bbqs electric, bbqs gas, bbqs wood, boat hire, boat ramp, café/bistro, camp kitchen, conference centre, disabled access, fuel, groceries and ice kiosk, laundry, LP gas, picnic area, playground, public telephone, shelter shed, storage, take-away food. Pet friendly: No pets allowed in accommodation areas, except for guide dogs. Pets are allowed in camping, powered site and day visitor areas.
Fishing on Copeton Lake offers species such as Murray cod, catfish, Silver perch, Golden Perch (yellow belly) and redfin. Trout can be caught in the Gwydir River downstream of the dam. Through spring, summer and autumn, Copeton Lake offers canoeing, sailing, swimming and water skiing. Download our Copeton Waters brochure (PDF 1MB). Local attractions include a pioneer village, olive grove, winery, tourist information centre and a transport museum. Other activities include: bird watching, canoeing, cricket, fossicking, golf, push bike riding, sailing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, walking/hiking trail, water skiing.
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Powered Sites are situated in Jaycee Park and Copeton Bay. These can be booked by phoning our office.
Unpowered Sites - bookings are not required.
You will be charged from the day your camp site or caravan site is established. If you arrive after 4.00 pm, proceed into the park and establish your site, and attend the office the next morning to pay your fees.
Effective May 2012
Peak period:- 1st September - 30th April includes Friday and Saturday nights, NSW school holidays, long weekends and public holidays.
Shoulder period:- 1st September - 30th April includes Sunday to Thursday nights inclusive, except during NSW school holidays, long weekends and public holidays.
Winter period:- 1st May - 31st August. Monday to Sunday inclusive no exclusions.
|Nightly Peak||Weekly Peak||Nightly Shoulder Winter||Weekly Shoulder||Weekly Winter||Extra Adults|
|Powered Site Jaycee Park||$35.00||$245.00||$30.00||$220.00||$210.00||$10.00|
|Powered Site Copeton Bay||$30.00||$210.00||$25.00||$185.00||$175.00||$10.00|
The above rates include park entry and are based on 2 adults and children under 15yrs of age.
(All prices are GST inclusive and maybe subject to variation)
|Camp kitchen||Reservation fee for exclusive use|
|Daily - Half day||$60|
Includes use of pantry, refrigeration, barbecues, washing up facilities and picnic tables. No charge for use of barbecues, washing up facilities and picnic tables on a walk in and share basis.
|Function centre||Bookings essential|
|Full centre||$300 per day|
|Half centre||$150 per day|
Talk to us about your catering requirements and receive a quote.
|Car||$10.00||$100.00 – Conditions apply|
|Bus per head||$2.00|
|Boat hire||$20.00 per hour, minimum 3 hours, during office hours|
|Tennis rackets||$7.00 for 2, $11.00 for 4 - including balls. All day.|
|Golf clubs||$8.00 per set - including balls. All day.|
|Bicycles||$7.00 for 2 hours, $9.00 for 4 hours, $14.00 for 8 hours.|
Entry can be gained to the park between 5.00am and 10.00pm by using a number as indicated on the gate. If you have been issued with a boomgate pin number after paying your fees you may access or leave the park 24 hours a day.
Please observe the following rules:
Camping permits must be obtained from the park office, and stickers must be displayed on your tent or caravan indicating payment of fees.
Camping is permitted throughout the park with the exception of the following:
- The area surrounding the Camp Kitchen.
- The area surrounding the cabins and on-site vans.
- Within 50 metres of any boat ramp or road entering the water, or any shelter shed or amenities block.
- Anywhere a "No Camping" sign is displayed.
Generators are prohibited between Fireball Point and the bunkhouse and in the vicinity of the powered sites at Copeton Bay.
ALL GENERATORS, LOUD MUSIC AND EXCESSIVE NOISE MUST CEASE BY 10.00PM.
Road rules are enforceable within the park so please drive slowly and carefully.
Dogs are not permitted in accommodation areas but are allowed in camp sites, powered sites and day visitor areas but must be kept on a leash and under control.
Firearms are not permitted in the park.
Native animals and vegetation are here for your enjoyment and are not to be interfered with.
Fire regulations must be adhered to at all times. Fires are permitted on the non-grassed areas only and where danger does not exist.
No chainsawsare permitted to be used in the park.
Flora and fauna
For the bird lover, look out for the native regent honeyeaters, cockatoos, galahs, native parrots, finches, kookaburras, pelicans, black swans, quails, eagles and hawks.
The park is also abundant with wildlife including kangaroos, emus, deer, possums, quolls, goats, lizards and goannas.
Location and contact details
Address: Copeton Waters State Park is located on the western slopes of the New England Ranges – 570km north-west of Sydney, 440km south-west of Brisbane and only 40km from the thriving regional centre of Inverell. Nearest regional centre is Inverell. Phone: 02 6723 6269; Fax: 02 6723 6207
From Inverell, visitors need to travel the Gwydir Highway heading west towards Moree. Approximately 3kms from the town limits, turn left onto Copeton Dam road and travel for 40kms. Copeton Waters State Park is the first left after crossing the dam wall. Access can also be taken from Bundarra and Bingara. There is no public transport available to this park. Copeton Waters park map download (PDF 77KB)
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