Two Dams picnic area
Beni State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about the Two Dams picnic area.
Getting there and parking
On entering Beni State Conservation Area:
- Turn left from Whitewood Road onto Western Boundary trail
- Turn right onto Pine Ridge trail
- Turn left onto Pimlico trail
- Turn right onto Wattle Gully trail and travel approximately 250m to Two Dams picnic area on the left-hand side
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Two Dams picnic area can become boggy when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)
- Dry weather only
Parking is available at just off Wattle Gully trail, a short walk from the dams.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Beni State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.
Take a leisurely walk or jog along the trails and creek lines that criss-cross the park Enjoy the gentle autumn sun and head to the sandstone creek lines to view old Aboriginal grinding grooves and artefacts .
Come along for the Beni Spring Spin cycling event (organised by the Dubbo Mountain Bike Club). Enjoy a 20km family ride or test yourself with the 40km or 60km treks. Go walking, cycling or driving around the area to enjoy the array of wildflowers blooming at this time of year .
Plan an evening visit to hear the resident frogs calling from the dams' edges. Avoid the heat by visiting first thing in the morning. As birds are such early risers, you'll be treated to a wealth of sights and sounds before the rest of the world is even out of bed. .
Head to the picnic area between the two dams on a crisp winter morning and keep warm with a cup of billy tea. Watch as you sip, keeping an eye out for wallabies emerging for a morning drink. See Australia's floral emblem up close as the park's abundant wattle trees burst into fluffy, yellow bloom .
Weather, temperature and rainfall
16°C and 34°C
3°C and 16°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
- Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.
Maps and downloads
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Dubbo office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6841 7100
- 74 River Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830
- in Beni State Conservation Area in the Country NSW region
Beni State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.