Closures and notices

Forest users please note

From time to time forests, or sections of forests, need to be closed to the public for a variety of reasons including fire and flood, maintenance, events or forest operations.

A list of closures, bookings and notifications have been provided here to assist potential forests visitors. This list relates to forests with recreation areas only and does not cover forests or parts of forests closed for other operational reasons like harvesting.

Please note: Forest conditions can change rapidly and closures may occur suddenly. Information cannot always be immediately reflected on our website. Always pay attention to signs in the forest or instructions from staff.

Some State forests may be closed on high fire risk days. Please check the latest fire information before visiting NSW State forests over summer.

Contact your closest Forestry Corporation office for up-to-date information about forest closures.


Current forest closures and notices

Bago State Forest - Changed access to the Blowering Dam western foreshore
When: 8 Oct 2018 - 31 May 2019  
Affects: Bago State Forest

Maragle State Forest Closed
When: 1 Oct 2018 - 1 Jun 2019  

Beaury State Forest partially closed
When: 28 Sep 2018 11:09 am - 30 Jun 2019 6:00 pm  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Braemar State Forest Partially Closed
When: 15 Oct 2018 9:00 am - 28 Jun 2019 6:00 pm  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Gibberagee State Forest Partially Closed
When: 21 Jan 2019 9:00 am - 30 Jun 2019 6:00 pm  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Wedding Bells State Forest Partially Closed
When: 1 Jan 2019 9:00 am - 30 Jun 2019 6:00 pm  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

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

Wingello State Forest closed
When: 25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Wingello State Forest - notice to visitors on dog club event
When: 1 Jun 2019 - 2 Jun 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Belanglo State Forest - notice to visitors on dog club event
When: 27 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019  
Affects: Belanglo State Forest

Wingello State Forest partially closed
When: 15 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Wingello State Forest - notice to visitors on dog club event
When: 29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Wingello State Forest - notice to visitors on dog club event
When: 13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Wingello State Forest - notice to visitors on dog club event
When: 19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Belanglo State Forest - notice to visitors on dog event event
When: 27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019  
Affects: Belanglo State Forest

Wingello State Forest - notice to visitors on dog club event
When: 14 Sep 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Leard State Forest reservation for exclusive use
When: 29 May 2019 9:00 am  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Merriwindi State Forest Closed
When: 1 Apr 2019 - 1 Jun 2019  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Pilliga West State Forest closed
When: 1 Apr 2019 - 1 Jun 2019  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Clive State Forest Closed
When: 8 Apr 2019 - 1 Jun 2019  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Mount Topper State Forest Closed
When: 5 Apr 2019 - 1 Jun 2019  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Wingello State Forest closed due to running event
When: 31 Aug 2019  
Affects: Wingello State Forest

Page last updated/reviewed:18 Jan 2017