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. Bookings are essential. 

Click here to download the Lake St Clair brochure.

Lake St Clair is currently open for camping and day passes.

Bookings for camping are ESSENTIAL and must be made online the booking link:

All guests are required to check in via the office.

Visitors must comply with all restrictions including those relating to outdoor gatherings (maximum of 20 people in outdoor settings). For more information, visit COVID-19 rules | NSW Government.


The afterhours code has been temporarily disabled due to misuse and COVID check in requirements. If you are camping and require entry after 5pm you will need to organise this with our team at least 24 hours before hand. Day passes can be purchased from the office between 8am and 5pm and are valid until 8pm.  For those that want flexible outside of office hours access for boating and fishing, please consider purchasing a season boat pass.

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  • Entry for camping will not be permitted without a valid booking.
  • If you reside outside of Singleton LGA you will be required to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated. This is a requirement of the Public Health Orders.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, you cannot take a holiday or undertake recreation outside the local government area you live in. 
  • If you reside in Singleton LGA and are not fully vaccinated, please note that whilst you can enter the park, other Public Health Order requirements apply to you including limits on travel to and from the park and gathering with others. You can find more information on the NSW Government Website ‘Rules for People that are not fully vaccinated.
  • We cannot currently accept visitors from Greater Sydney (including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, and Wollongong local government areas).
    • Until 1 November 2021, people in Greater Sydney (including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, and Wollongong local government areas) cannot travel beyond Greater Sydney for a holiday or recreational visits, including day-trips.
    • It is anticipated that these restrictions will lift for those that are fully vaccinated on the 1st November 2021 and vaccinated guests are welcomed to place booking for dates that fall after this. 
  • Proof of address is required for all guests prior to entry.

  • All Park guests must comply with the current Health Orders at all times.

  • Any guests found to be breaching Public Health Orders will be asked to leave and may face refusal of future booking requests

  • A COVID declaration is required for all customers.

  • A QR check in is not available at Lake St Clair, all guests details will be recorded by park staff as per the current health orders.

  • Guests are responsible for ensuring that all adults attending the facility are listed on the booking.

Click here to view the Lake St Clair booking and cancellation policy.

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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
  • Unpowered sites (park limited to 350 campers per night)
  • 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.


Please note that the office at Lake St Clair is now CASHLESS. 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our phone line is currently out of service and diverted to another local facility. It is best to contact us via email or Facebook Messenger and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Office hours:
8am - 5pm