Famous as the site of the world water-speed record in 1978, Blowering Dam is one of the biggest dams in NSW. At three times the size of Sydney Harbour, Blowering Dam stores water released upstream for hydro-electricity generation in the Snowy Mountains Scheme and for irrigation.
The reservoir is a popular spot for all water sports, including skiing, jet skis, sailing, canoeing and swimming. Several boat ramps are available at camping grounds around the lake foreshore. The dam is stocked with Murray cod, golden perch and silver perch. Trout and other fish species are present.
The dam and its tributaries are closed to trout fishing between the June and October long weekends.
Partial Access Restored 11.06.2021
Forestry Corporation will reopen the camping area on Blowering Camp road this Friday before the June long weekend, but access to the remainder of Blowering Dam’s western foreshore remains restricted due to ongoing hazards.
Forestry Corporation will reopen the camping area on Blowering Camp road this Friday before the long weekend. Access to the remainder of Blowering Dam’s western foreshore remains restricted due to ongoing hazards.
I’ve worked hard to see Blowering reopened for public use, however, I want to stress that if you and your family are camping this weekend please ensure you are abiding by safety warnings and messages about closed off areas.’
Dr McGirr – Member for Wagga Wagga
Find out more information from Forestry Corporation about the changes