Khancoban is on Alpine Way
This lake is 3 kilometres long and forms part of the Snowy Mountain Hydro Scheme. Recreational activities such as boating, swimming and fishing are popular here. The lake holds Brown and Rainbow Trout, Atlantic Salmon and a few Redfin. Even in summer the fishing is good because of the freezing cold hydro water that is piped from Lake Eucumbene, creating ideal conditions for trout to survive. There is an easy access concrete boat ramp provided on the eastern side of the lake via Power Station Road. Fishing tackle and bait are readily available and boats and kayaks can be hired from the caravan park. If you plan on going swimming keep in mind that this lake is filled directly from snowmelt from the mountains and doesn’t really warm up so wear a wetsuit
To get to the spillway, turn south off Alpine Way at the western entrance to Khancoban, onto Spillway Road. This road takes you across the spillway for great views of the lake and to walking tracks. At the end of Spillway Road there is just enough room for a car to turn around. (NO caravans). To get to the boat ramp and picnic area, turn south off Alpine Way at the eastern entrance to Khancoban (2.5 kilometres east of Scott Street) onto Power Station Road and drive to the end.
Khancoban is a beautifully landscaped town with lots of trees and a park featuring a superb public rose garden. The garden was completed in 1961, after 1500 roses were planted. It is large enough to create a visual impact, and to represent as many types of roses as possible. The roses were clumped together in groups of colour rather than varieties. Amongst the roses there are several gazebos where you can rest. Today, the rose garden is a popular site for weddings, and a lovely spot to visit while in Khancoban.
From the east, turn left off Alpine Way at Khancoban onto Scott Street (signposted to the National Park Information Centre). Take the first right just after the Information Centre onto Mitchell Street and the rose garden is 300 metres on the right.
From the west, turn right off Alpine Way at Khancoban onto Scammel Street (signposted to Town Centre). Take the first left onto Mitchell Street and the rose garden is 200 metres on the left.
This Power Station is the second largest power station (Tumut 3 in Talbingo is the largest) in the Snowy Mountains Scheme with 10 turbines, each capable of producing enough electricity to supply more than 95,000 houses. There is a Visitor Centre, adjacent to the Power Station that offers an educational interactive experience, featuring hands-on displays and exhibits. Twenty minute tours are available at 11.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday in the winter and every day in the summer. Bookings are not necessary, just turn up 15 minutes prior to tour time. Light refreshments are available in the café and visitors are welcome to use the barbecues and picnic areas by the lake.
Turn south off Alpine Way 2.5 kilometres east of Scott Street in Khancoban, onto Power Station Road. The power station Informaton Centre and Power Stations is approximately 8 kilometres, just follow the signs.