Wingello State Forest
Wingello State Forest includes pine plantation and hardwood forest with stands of peppermint, manna gum and stringybarks. It is popular with mountain bike riders. Forests in this area are a mixture of pine plantations and native forests. The first radiata pines were planted in this area in Belanglo State Forest in 1919. Today there are around 3,500 hectares of commercial pine plantations in the southern highlands with timber being processed at a local mill. Today's forest management practices protect biodiversity, soil and water quality and cultural heritage sites while also allowing for sustainable timber production. Forest Management in NSW is sustainable - here today, here tomorrow. Find out more about sustainable forest management.
Located four kilometres south east of Wingello Village, the headquarters camp is surrounded by radiata pine forests. Campfires are only permitted from Easter to the October long weekend. A map at this site shows nearby mountain bike trails.
Closures and notices
- 5th Dec 2016 12:01am until further noticeSolid fuel fire ban - Belanglo, Penrose and Wingello State forests
- Important information when visiting state forests
- Call '000' in a bushfire emergency (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Signs in State Forests
- Solid Fuel Fire Bans
Some State forests are declared for authorised hunting. Find out more about authorised hunting in State forests, including licensing and applying for permits.
Pesticide use This area is designated as ‘high public usage’ under Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan [PDF 3.83 MB].
Find out how to minimise the impact of your visit.