NSW Bingara NSW - Gwydir River free camp.

Drover

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Location: Bingara NSW, Fossickers Way - Free Camp on banks of the Gwydir River.

Info: Number of free camping areas on river between Bingara and Copeton Dam...No facilities, self contained so all the usual things about rubbish etc. most run grey water around tree's .

Pets: Yes but horses are sharing the area so keep control of dogs.

Pool: Yes, in town......or swim in river.

Cabins: No but at Caravan park in town.

WiFi: No

Mobile/TV: Telstra 4G, Optus ?.......poor TV reception, Sat good.

Facitities: Water and dump point in town see Info Centre.... Update: water and dump point is next to swimming, coin operated water terminal.....also a dump point at the saleyards on south side of town, good access for big rigs, no water.

Contact: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/country-nsw/glen-innes-and-inverell-area/bingara

Comments: River level can change quickly if water is released from Copeton Dam for irrigators, so camping right on edge level with river is not wise, plenty of area for camping, quality depends on who gets their first, second area across river at back of Golf Club is nicer and can be less crowded. Great bakery and butcher in town, save receipts to drop in box at Info Centre for the town to show how much free campers spend to council.

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Hylux

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Drove through the camp sites on wednesday and have ddogs a swim, top spot. Supprised not many campers around. Bet the mozzies are bad at sunset.
Went up to the lookout, very steep drive but worth the view.
 

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Drove through the camp sites on wednesday and have ddogs a swim, top spot. Supprised not many campers around. Bet the mozzies are bad at sunset.
Went up to the lookout, very steep drive but worth the view.

We rolled in on Thursday, no bity bugs other than the odd mossie, just the right amount of campers I reckon still the fire makers who want to smoke everyone out and its summer.....................
 

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Couple had their van and tow vehicle swept away a few weeks ago camping on the river bank.a few years a go we were there when a mother and daughter drowned when water was released. How is the rubbish along the river camping areas
used to be like a dump in some spots.!
 
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Never had a problem with rubbish at various camps here, after fishing comp its around though....Some camp on very low spots by the river here with maybe 6 " freeboard, a very grassy shelf is a favourite, its very nice but you have no chance of escape, as most park with no exit other than reverse....I prefer at least a metre high, a quick clear escape route which wont go under and always watch the weather up stream and the dam.... If its getting rain upstream I get set up for quick departure . Basically the plan on any river camp, especially out west as no warning at all usually.
Many just dont have any idea of the dangers..

Found the article on them, so very lucky...Ill see if I can find the spot in the pic..
 
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