Campbells River

Campbells River, a perennial stream that is part of the Upper Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central–western region of New South Wales, Australia.

Campbells River
Campbell River[1]
Campbells River flowing under the O'Connell Plains Road bridge at The Lagoon, near Bathurst
EtymologyIn honour of Elizabeth Macquarie[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRASouth Eastern Highlands
DistrictCentral West
MunicipalitiesOberon, Bathurst
Physical characteristics
  locationnear Black Springs
  elevation1,180 m (3,870 ft)
MouthFish River
near Bathurst
706 m (2,316 ft)
Length81.6 km (50.7 mi)
Basin features
River systemUpper Macquarie catchment, Murray–Darling basin
  rightWisemans Creek
ReservoirBen Chifley Dam

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range about 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) south of Black Springs. It flows generally north by west, joined by one tributary, the Wisemans Creek, towards its confluence with the Fish River 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south–south–east of Bathurst to become the Macquarie River;[1] descending 473 metres (1,552 ft) over its 82 kilometres (51 mi) course.[2]

The river is impounded by Ben Chifley Dam upstream of Bathurst and carries water released from the dam for Bathurst's potable water supply.

See also


  1. "Campbells River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. "Map of Campbells River". Retrieved 15 January 2013.

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