Meryla State Forest

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

South east of Moss Vale this area is just 1 ½ hours from Sydney and is popular for trail, mountain bike and horse riding.

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.

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Recreational facilities

Paton's Clearing

Located 30 kilometres south east of Moss Vale is this large cleared area in native forest with glimpses of the Bundanoon Gorge. This area is suitable for large groups.

Sandy Creek

A small scenic site next to Meryla Pass Road leading to the Morton National Park.

Page last updated/reviewed:23 Dec 2020