Barrington Tops State Forest

Camping:Yes Walking track: No 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: Yes Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: Yes Fishing: Yes Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: Yes Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: Yes Hunting: Yes

Access to Barrington Tops State Forest is via Gloucester or Scone. The Manning River runs through the forest.

Forests in this area have been harvested for timber for many decades – some for over 150 years. The forests you see today are regrowth forests which means they have been harvested many times over and grown back.

Today's forest management practices protect biodiversity, soil and water quality and cultural heritage sites while also allowing for sustainable timber production.

Find out more about sustainable forest management.

Find out about alerts and closures that may affect access via nearby National Parks.

Visitor facilities

Manning River

Picnic area

On the banks of the Manning River, this stunning camping and picnic area is popular with four-wheel-drive enthusiasts and freshwater fisherman. It's nestled in cool highland forests and is perfect for a peaceful mountain getaway..

The Manning River camping and picnic areas were upgraded in 2017, with the new site now located next to Henry’s Bridge on Pheasants Creek Road.

To help protect catchment/stream health, please take all rubbish with you when you leave.

Cobark Lookout

Picnic area |

Cobark Lookout is on the eastern edge of Barrington Tops State Forest, and provides beautiful views looking south. A great first stop to enjoy breathtaking views and get your bearings before travelling across the Tops.

Page last updated/reviewed:23 Dec 2020