NSW State forest are ready for you
Forestry Corporation maintains an extensive network of roads and fire trails throughout its forests. These serve a practical purpose - allowing access for timber harvesting and for protecting the forests from summer bushfires. But the roads also conveniently provide a host of exploration opportunities for people with four-wheel drives or trail bikes.
You can pick and choose: get away from everything, or take a more structured approach and follow some of the major routes to scenic spots in the forest. Some Forestry Corporation maps and brochures recommend special forest drives.
All terrain vehicles (ATV) or quad bikes cannot be used in State forests. Conditional registration of ATV or quad bikes is not considered full registration and does not permit their use in State forests. For information on conditional registration of ATV or quad bikes visit the Roads and Traffic Authority website.
Four-wheel-drives and trail bikes are welcome in NSW State forests, but please remember to stay on formed and mapped roads and trails. As forest roads are unsealed, can be narrow and winding in places and map become slippery when wet, please remember to drive cautiously. By staying on formed roads and driving with care, you also help to avoid damage and erosion on our road network.
Remember that these roads are also used by logging trucks and other forest visitors. Other heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers and graders can be encountered in the forest at any time so always drive at a speed which will allow you to stop if you meet any other vehicles.
Rules of the road
All the normal rules of the road apply to driving in State forests. Drivers and riders should understand that if you are driving in State forests:
- Your vehicle must be registered
- You must be a licenced driver or motorcycle rider
- You must wear safety equipment as required by law.
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.
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Includes: Deltaforce Paintball
Includes: Paddy's River Dam; Blowering Dam Foreshore; Sugar Pine Walk; Hume and Hovell Walking track; Pilot Hill Arboretum; Paling Yards
Includes: Manning River; Cobark Lookout
Includes: Tooloom Forest Drive
Includes: Daley's Clearing
Includes: Bermagui Picnic Area
Includes: Bodalla Forest Park; Kianga Rainforest Walk; Wagonga Scenic Drive
Includes: Bondi Forest Lodge
Includes: Big Bit Lookout
Includes: Skirmish Downunder
Includes: Campbells Island
Includes: Allyn River Forest Rest Area; Peach Tree; White Rock; Old Camp; Mount Allyn; Ladies Well; Dobbie Rim; Pademelon; Allyn River Rainforest Walking Track
Includes: Telegherry Forest Park; Frying Pan Creek; Currawong Camping Area; Coachwood Camping Area
Includes: Woolingubrah Inn
Includes: Coopernook Forest HQ
Includes: Edrom Lodge; Scrubby Creek Picnic Area
Includes: Braemar roadside rest area
Includes: Rocky Creek Mill
Includes: Crooked Creek Picnic area
Includes: Heaton Forest Park; Heaton Lookout; Hunter Lookout; Mcleans Lookout; Watagan Headquaters
Includes: Longworth's Tramline; Swans Crossing
Includes: Bundy's Paintball Field
Includes: Koondrook State Forest
Includes: Paton's Clearing; Sandy Creek
Includes: Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens; Mogo Walking Track; Round Hill Lookout
Includes: Cobrabald - Wild Bull; Pappinbarra Field Studies Centre; Cobrabald - The Bluff
Includes: Ludwig's Creek Picnic Area; Maxwell's Rainforest Walk
Includes: Broadwater Picnic Area
Includes: Nundle Forest Way; Ponderosa Park
Includes: Abbotts Falls; Casuarina; Rock Lily; The Basin; The Pines Camping Area; The Pines Walking Trail; The Pines Picnic Area; Turpentine; Old Mill Picnic Area; Olney Headquarters
Includes: Includes: Forest Sky Pier, Sealy Lookout, Korora Lookout, Halfway Picnic Point.; Sealy Lookout
Includes: TreeTop Adventure Park
Includes: Kingsbury VC Rest Area
Includes: Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage; Moonan Outlook; The Firs Picnic Area
Includes: Arboretum trail; Banksia Picnic Area; Bellbird trail; Cabbage Tree Trail; Stoney Creek Trail; Strickland Falls Trail
Includes: Wattle Flat Picnic Area; Wattle Flat Camping Area
Includes: Fern Gully Walking Trail; Hopkin's Pond; Lowden Forest Park; Tallaganda Forest Drive
Includes: Imlay Creek Picnic Area
Includes: Toonumbar Forest Drive
Includes: Macquarie Woods
Includes: Sam's Camp; Wootton Historical Railway Walk; Trestle Bridge
Includes: Newton's Crossing; Allan Brook
Includes: Pambula River Picnic Area