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.

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

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

Mogo State Forest partially closed for hazard reduction burn
When: 13th Jun 2017  
Affects: Mogo State Forest

Mt Marsh State Forest partially closed
When: 29th May 2017 - 29th Dec 2017  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Brother State Forest partially closed
When: 5th Jun 2017 - 28th Feb 2018  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Gilgandra State Forest partially closed
When: 10th Jul 2017 - 31st Oct 2017  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Penrose State Forest closed for Highland Fling
When: 12th Nov 2017 (all day)  
Affects: Penrose State Forest

Wingello State Forest closed for Highland Fling
When: 12th Nov 2017 (all day)  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Gladstone State Forest partially closed for operations
When: 11th Aug 2017 - 22nd Dec 2017  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Heaton Road, Heaton Lookout and part Great North Walk closed
When: 5th Sep 2017  
Affects: Heaton State Forest

Matong State Forest closed
When: 24th Sep 2017 - 8th Oct 2017  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Changed public access to Blowering Dam’s Western Foreshore and through traffic Talbingo to Batlow
When: 25th Sep 2017  
Affects: Bago State Forest

Page last updated/reviewed:18 Jan 2017