Closures and notices

Camping and selected picnic areas are reopened

Camping areas in NSW State forests are reopened to visitors from 1 June 2020.

Forests that are already closed due to fire impacts remain closed. Check here for a list of closures related to fires.

For more information about COVID-19 in NSW and how to protect yourself and the community, please visit the NSW Health website.

For the latest updates of hunting in State forests, please refer to the Department of Primary Industries.


Current State forest closures

Widespread State forest closures - full closures list
When: 14 Jan 2020 until further notice

Watagan Creek Road closed
When: 15 Jun 2016 5:31 pm - 15 Jun 2021 5:31 pm  

Great North Walk route diversions (Onley and Watagans State Forests)
When: 13 Aug 2019 until further notice
Affects: Olney State Forest

Comleroy State Forest closed due to fire impact
When: 19 Nov 2019 until further notice

Corrabare State Forest partially closed due to bushfire
When: 28 Nov 2019 until further notice

Tallaganda State Forest closed due to fire impact
When: 29 Nov 2019 until further notice
Affects: Tallaganda State Forest

Ben Bullen closed due to fire
When: 16 Dec 2019 until further notice
Affects: Ben Bullen State Forest

Maragle State Forest partially closed
When: 1 Oct 2019 - 1 Jun 2020  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Wingello State Forest closed due to fire impact
When: 17 Jan 2020 until further notice
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Part closure of Lower Bucca and Orara East State Forests for harvesting operations
When: 1 Apr 2020 - 1 Dec 2020  

Public Notification – Control of wild dogs in Uffington State forest at Clarence Town
When: 4 May 2020 - 22 Aug 2020  

Public Notification – Control of wild dogs in multiple northern NSW State forests
When: 1 May 2020 - 1 Aug 2020  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Leard State Forest Reservation for Exclusive Use
When: 9 Jun 2020  

Leard State Forest Reservation for Exclusive Use
When: 16 Jun 2020  

Public Notification – Fox and wild dog baiting in multiple south coast NSW State forests
When: 18 May 2020 - 15 Jan 2021  

Public Notification – Fox and wild dog baiting in multiple north coast NSW forests
When: 15 May 2020 - 1 Jan 2021  

Public Notification – Wild dog baiting in multiple Hunter and Mid North Coast NSW State forests
When: 12 May 2020 - 1 Dec 2020  

Public notice - Wild dog baiting in Tantawangalo, Glenbog, Badja and Tallaganda State Forests
When: 27 May 2020 - 5 Jul 2020  

Nambucca State Forest partly closed
When: 11 May 2020 - 28 Jun 2020  

Myrtle State Forest partially closed
When: 20 May 2020 - 31 Dec 2020  

Leard State Forest Reservation for Exclusive Use
When: 1 Jul 2020  

Leard State Forest Reservation for Exclusive Use
When: 14 Jul 2020  

Leard State Forest Reservation for Exclusive Use
When: 21 Jul 2020  

Paddy's River Dam campground remains closed
When: 29 May 2020 until further notice
Affects: Bago State Forest

Forest Sky Pier Orara East State Forest closed for major maintenance works
When: 4 Jun 2020 (all day)  
Affects: Orara East State Forest

Page last updated/reviewed:18 Jan 2017