NOTE; March 2019-though the area around the Dam is open to day visitors, at present because of dry conditions there is blue/green algae on the dam waters, so NO water activities can be taken part in. No contact with the water either swimming, boating or fishing. Also, at present Bell’s Bay camping ground is closed till furher notice. sorry for any inconvenicence
On the northern end of Kyogle, turn into Anzac Drive at the Visitor Information Centre and continue for 33 km on all sealed road to Toonumbar Dam. The Dam offers a few picnic facilities- 1 near dam wall, another further down the road near creek at bottom of spillway; Note there are NO actual BBQ cooking facilities out there. Bush walking, bird watching, boating and fishing are other activities enjoyed out there. A NSW Fishing Licence, which is available at the Kyogle Visitor Information Centre, is required. Toonumbar Dam is open to boating, however an 8 knot speed limit applies throughout, and it is also popular for canoeing and kayaking.
Bell’s Bay campground is accessed from the Dam area via 2.5 km of narrow, unsealed road and offers bush camping with basic amenities, picnic areas and boat ramp. It is open Friday-Sunday, public holidays and NSW school holidays. Camping fees apply and no dogs permitted.
From Toonumbar Dam, continue onto Iron Pot Creek Road and return to Kyogle through the tiny village of Ettrick.