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.Forestry Corporation are currently seeking expressions of interest to canvas opportunities for the establishment of an iconic mountain bike experience on NSW State forests in the southern highlands of NSW which can be developed commercially while also providing for public access. Find out more.
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
- 3rd Aug 2014 12:00am - 4th Aug 2014 12:00amCamping areas in Wingello State Forest near capacity
- 30th Aug 2014 1:00pm - 31st Aug 2014 5:00pmWingello State Forest closed
- 6th Sep 2014 7:00am - 7th Sep 2014 6:00pmCamping areas busy at Wingello State Forest
- 19th Oct 2014 6:00am-6:00pmLarge cycling event at Wingello State Forest
Changes to authorised hunting
Some State forests are declared for authorised hunting. For more information about authorised hunting in State forests, including licensing and applying for permits, visit:
- 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)
This area is designated as ‘high public usage’ under Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan [PDF 3.83 MB].
Signs in State forests For your safety, you should pay attention to all signs in State forests. For a guide to common signs in State forests, visit: