Campbells River

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Campbells River
Campbell River[1]
Perennial stream
Campbells River flowing under the O'Connell Plains Road bridge at The Lagoon, near Bathurst
Name origin: In honour of Elizabeth Macquarie[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA South Eastern Highlands
District Central West
Municipalities Oberon, Bathurst
Part of Upper Macquarie catchment, Murray–Darling basin
 - right Wisemans Creek
 - location near Black Springs
 - elevation 1,180 m (3,871 ft)
Mouth Fish River
 - location near Bathurst
 - elevation 706 m (2,316 ft)
Length 81.6 km (51 mi)
Reservoir Ben Chifley Dam

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.

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[edit]


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

Coordinates: 33°42′S 149°37′E / 33.700°S 149.617°E / -33.700; 149.617