Three Mile Dam Campsite - NSW

Camp Free Toilets Fire Ring/Pit Large Rigs Accepted

Position

DEG: -35.888332 148.448883
DMS: 35º 53' 18" S 148º 26' 55.98" E
UTM: 55 H 6027468mN 630773mE
Altitude: 1468m

Description

Address & Contact

Three Mile Dam New South Wales 2629
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Information

Three Mile Dam is a scenic camping location off the Link Rd about 4 km west of the Snowy Mtns Hwy at Kiandra. It is located in Kosciusko National Park between Kiandra and Cabramurra - the highest town in Australia at 1488 metres. To the west is the Mt Selwyn Alpine Ski Resort, which is the northern border of a wilderness area. Beyond the Ski Resort, the gravel Kings Cross Road is closed in winter.

Three Mile Dam offers various shady, reasonably level, communal and isolated sites. Note that Dam is in valley where cool air settles in afternoon and evening. Be prepared for unpredictable, cooler "alpine" weather. Main site has single, clean drop toilets. Entrance to campground has billboard detailing some history and features of the area. There are some unsheltered picnic tables in the central site, but one needs to quick as all tables were in use (mid-Feb 2015) by some longer-term users who parked RVs next to tables and stored their own gear on tables and seats. A bit rude, but to be expected!
Cooma Information Centre staff very helpful, and advised that on a latitudinal line from Cooma to Khancoban in the National Park, entry and camping north of this line is free in the off-season - the Oct to June long w/ends.
The snow season is June-October, when you will pay $29 to enter NP. This site is closed by a locked gate in these months. The east side remains open but has no facilities. Check with Information Centre if planning a trip in the snow season. And, bring your snow chains - they are compulsory for 2WD.
While there, pop into Adaminaby (weekends only) for a visit to the Snowy Scheme Museum for an enlightening history of the Hydro-electric Scheme. While there, also take a short trip to Lake Eucumbene and tour of Old Adaminaby, now mainly submerged, and Anglers Reach - retirement heaven for some! They tell me this is also trout-fishing heaven, and the presence of a Fisheries Patrol trailer on a ramp suggests the boys/girls are busy.
The area has reasonably good mobile phone coverage.
I'll be back.
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Closest Weather Station

Cabramurra at 24/05:00am EDT
Distance from Three Mile Dam Campsite 8.38km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
12.1°C8.7°C58%4.1°ChPa11.6mmN11km/hr
6knots
17km/hr
9knots

Closest Climatic Station

Cabramurra Smhea Aws
Distance from Three Mile Dam Campsite 8.38km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C21.620.917.512.98.75.33.84.98.711.915.818.2
Mean Min. °C11.511.38.75.72.80.4-0.9-0.41.74.07.38.8
Mean Rain mm43.785.380.366.877.3112.2110.0129.3130.6104.4111.882.8

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