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Three Mile Dam campground

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park


Set up camp at lakeside Three Mile Dam campground, a great base to explore the walks, mountain biking, fishing, and cross-country skiing around historic Kiandra and the Selwyn snowfields.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Opening times

The gate to this campground is closed from the June long weekend to October long weekend. Camping is still possible for walkers.

Price Free.
Bookings Bookings are not available at this campground.
Please note
  • Sites are not marked or powered.
  • Dam water is available at this campground – you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

This lakeside campground is about as scenic as they come. As well as being unbeatable for fishing, bushwalking and a good dose of outdoor relaxation, Three Mile Dam campground offers Aussie heritage in spades.

Established during the Kiandra gold-mining era, the dam provided water for sluicing operations via race lines to Kiandra (New Chum Hill). Its eastern side was part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.

There are no marked sites but you’ll find plenty of room for your tent, camper trailer or caravan amidst the grassy sub-alpine woodland. Bask in the shelter of the surrounding snow gums, and make use of the handy facilities including barbecues and picnic tables.

It’s a stunning spot to visit in summer, and a great stopover on the Khancoban to Kiandra scenic drive. A carpet of snow daisies and billy buttons enhance a springtime camping trip.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Three Mile Dam campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer