Many creeks, rivers and lakes in State forests provide opportunities for canoeing, fishing and swimming. Swimmers should beware of snags and shallow water. The State's boating and fishing regulations apply.
Fly fishers head to State forests near Orange or in the Barrington Tops near Gloucester.
Fishers will need a Recreational Fishing Licence.
Canoeing and kayaking
Canoes and kayaks are often used in the rivers of the Barrington Tops or the south coast. Water-skiers enjoy the beaches in State forests along the Murray River.
Swimming and rock-hopping are popular in the creeks and rivers in the State forests of the mid north coast.
Before you visit
Take a look at important information when visiting state forests for tips on safety and sustainable recreation.
Remember, permits are required from Forestry Corporation for commercial activities and most organised events in State forests.
Where can I go for water activities?
Many state forests provide opportunities for canoeing, fishing and swimming.
Contact us for more information
Call the Forestry Corporation State-wide Information Line
1300 655 687 or 02 9871 3377 Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Visit the Forestry Corporation Visitor Centre
95 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills NSW 2125