Free camp: The Reef Reserve, Lake Oberon, New South Wales

This pretty spot is situated around 3.5 kilometres from the centre of Oberon, New South Wales.  It’s quickly becoming a fisherman’s paradise as it is well stocked with trout and both fly fishing and spinning for trout are permitted all year round.  

The unpowered campground provides beautiful views of Lake Oberon and you can stay for up to 72 hours. Treed with native Eucalypt and grassland, you can choose to camp amongst the shade trees or near the lake and toilets. Sites are well spaced for privacy and dogs are welcome on lead.

Facilities include a boat ramp, picnic area with tables, gas bbq’s, shelters, fire pits and toilets with disabled access. There’s vehicle and trailer boat access to the water’s edge and an adjacent car parking area.  It’s easy to pull up and launch a canoe, kayak or sailing dinghy but only unpowered and electric vessels are permitted on the lake.

While you are here, it’s worth including a visit to the amazing formations of the Jenolan Caves and a trip to Mayfield Gardens. Other fishing spots nearby are Kelly’s Bay and the Oberon Dam Picnic area. For more information on The Reef Reserve check out our Camps Australia Wide app or visit www.visitnsw.com/destinations/blue-mountains/oberon-area

The Reef Image by Oberon
Image Courtesy Oberon Visitor Information Centre
Image Credit Oberon Visitor Information Centre
Scenic aerial view over Lake Oberon in Central NSW.Image Credit Destination NSW

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