Closures and notices

From time to time forests, or sections of forests, need to be closed to the public for a variety of reasons including fire and flood, maintenance, events or forest operations.

A list of closures, bookings and notifications have been provided here to assist potential forests visitors. This list relates to forests with recreation areas only and does not cover forests or parts of forests closed for other operational reasons like harvesting.

Please note: Forest conditions can change rapidly and closures may occur suddenly. Information cannot always be immediately reflected on our website. Always pay attention to signs in the forest or instructions from staff.

Canobolas State Forest
When: 2nd Nov 2015 12:00am - 16th Jun 2017 12:00am until further notice
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Watagan Creek Road closed
When: 15th Jun 2016 5:31pm - 15th Jun 2021 5:31pm  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Great North Walk reopening at Heaton
When: 20th Jul 2016  
Affects: Heaton State Forest

Bungawalbin State Forest Closed
When: 9th Nov 2016 until further notice
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Gibberagee State Forest Closed
When: 21st Oct 2016 until further notice
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Wingello State Forest closed for Southern Highlands Endurance Ride
When: 27th May 2017 - 28th May 2017  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Tarkeeth State Forest partially closed
When: 1st Mar 2017 - 31st Dec 2017  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Girard State Forest partially closed
When: 3rd Apr 2017 - 31st Dec 2017  
Affects: Girard State Forest

Wingello State Forest dog sledding event - camping not recommended
When: 17th Jun 2017 - 18th Jun 2017  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Wingello State Forest dog sledding event - camping not recommended
When: 8th Jul 2017 - 9th Jul 2017  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Wingello State Forest dog sledding event - camping not recommended
When: 15th Jul 2017 - 16th Jul 2017  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Belanglo State Forest dog sledding event - camping not recommended
When: 3rd Jun 2017 - 4th Jun 2017  
Affects: Belanglo State Forest

Belanglo State Forest dog sledding event - camping not recommended
When: 26th Aug 2017 - 27th Aug 2017  
Affects: Belanglo State Forest

Belanglo State Forest dog sledding event - camping not recommended
When: 27th May 2017 - 28th May 2017  
Affects: Belanglo State Forest

Page last updated/reviewed:18 Jan 2017