Long term State forest closures due to bushfire impact
14 Jan 2020 until further notice
Statewide Information Centre
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A large number of State forests are closed over the longer term due to the impact of the NSW bushfires.
See the full list of forest closures here (current at 8 February 2021).
Please note many visitor areas remain closed for repairs on the south coast and snowy mountains as indicated on the closure list.
Also please check for short term closures and notices.
Recent State forests reopened:
- 8 February 2021: Johns River State Forest reopened.
- 29 January 2021: Bulga, Dingo, Doyle’s River and Knorrit State Forests repoened. Severn State Forest fully reopened.
- 26 November 2020: Yadboro Flat Camping Area now reopened in Yadboro State Forest.
- 23 November 2020: Woomargama State Forest reopened.
- 13 November 2020: Giro State Forest reopened.
- 11 November 2020: Girard State Forest reopened.
- 6 November 2020: Kiwarrak State Forest fully reopened.
- 22 October 2020: Nundle State Forest fully reopened.
- 19 October 2020: Tuggalo, Tomalla and Hanging Rock State Forests fully reopened. Nundle, Riamukka and Nowendoc State Forests have reopened the pine forests in these locations, however their native forest areas remain closed.
- 25 September 2020: Brill Brill, Bellangry, Mount Boss State Forests reopened, including the popular Wild Bull Camping and Picnic area and No 1 Fire Tower. Please note: the Bluff Camping Area on Cobrabald Road in Mount Boss State Forest remains closed.
- 18 September 2020: Tallaganda State Forests reopened, except for Lowden Forest Rest Area which remains closed due to fire damage.
- 11 September 2020: Wolgan and Ben Bullen State Forests reopened. Note there is no access across Long Swamp on Baal Bone Fire Trail in Ben Bullen State Forest until further notice.
- 8 September 2020: Clive, Kerringle, Mount Topper and Parkhurst State Forests reopened.
- 4 September 2020: Kandos State Forest reopened
- 1 July 2020: Badja, Bermagui, Bodalla, Bolaro, Boyne, Bruces Creek, Buckenbowra, Clyde, Currambene, Currowan, Dampier, East Boyd, Flat Rock, Ingebirah, Jerrawangala, Kioloa, McDonald, Mogo, Moruya, Mowamba, Nadgee, Nalbaugh, North Brooman, Nowra, Nullica, Nungatta, Shallow Crossing, Shoalhaven, South Brooman, Termeil, Timbillica, Tomerong, Wandella, Wandera, Yadboro, Yambulla, Yerriyong, Yurammie State Forests reopened
- 9 June 2020: Bago State Forest partially closed
- 21 May 2020: Clandulla State Forest reopened
- 13 May 2020: Nambucca State Forest partially closed
- 8 May 2020: Doona, Severn and Kerringle State Forests partially closed.
- 28 April 2020: Bago and Maragle reopen
Forest closures override all permits for hunting. Hunting is not permitted in closed forests even with a permit.
Visitors should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me app or website.
Updates on State forest closures will be available at www.forestrycorporation.com.au/visit and posted on Facebook.
Visit our closures and notices page for links and information on checking weather and fire warnings and to find out about permits in State forests when they are closed.