Lake St Clair
Nestled in the foothills of Mt Royal National Park, 25km north of Singleton, picturesque Lake St Clair is about 16km long and has a storage capacity of 283 megalitres - almost half that of Sydney Harbour. For decades, Lake St Clair has been a recreational hot-spot offering year-round opportunities for adventure and of course, endless summertime fun.
Located on an easy 30 minute drive from Singleton along Bridgman Road, Lake St Clair is a water playground for locals and visitors- whether it’s to relax and unwind, or for adventurer’s looking to turn up the action.
Lake St Clair was originally built as part of Glennies Creek Dam to help manage the water flows from the Hunter River and is named after the homestead that was lost beneath the water upon completion of the dam in 1983. Today, Lake St Clair is equally famous for being a prime boating, fishing, sailing and water-skiing playground for the entire Hunter region.
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During the warmer months, Lake St Clair is lined with boats stacked side by side vying for their slice of the waterfront. Utes, 4WDs and boats are filled with essentials - including portable shades, skis, BBQs and camp chairs to ensure a comfortable day out.
From dusk till dawn, skiers zig zag their way across the lake, dodging sailboats and fishermen trying their luck for Bass, Golden perch and Silver perch that Lake St Clair is famous for. Ski biscuits are a favourite for the kids.
Lake St Clair boasts unspoilt provincial camping, including 11 powered camp sites and 38 hectares of unpowered camp space. There is a concrete boat ramp (accessible at all water levels), electric and wood-fired barbeques as well as toilets and shower block and camp kitchen.
Dogs are welcome providing they remain on leads at all times.
Lake facilities include:
- 12 powered camp sites
- 38 hectares of camping space
- Concrete boat ramp (accessible all water levels)
- Electric and woodfire BBQs
- Toilets and shower blocks
- Camp kitchen
- Retail offerings including firewood, ice, icecreams and drinks (payment via EFTPOS)
Guests need to be aware that they will require a gate code to enter and exit the park. If you enter the park while the boom gate is up, you will need to obtain a code to be able to exit.
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 1pm / 3pm – 5:30pm
Friday – Sunday: 8am – 5:30pm
Visitor and camping fees apply. For more information, please see Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule.