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

Gibberagee State Forest Partially Closed
When: 21 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 - 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

Pilliga West and Merriwindi State Forest - road closures
When: 24 Jun 2019 until further notice
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

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

Bulahdelah State Forest road closures
When: 27 Jul 2019 (all day)  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Wang Wauk State Forest road closures
When: 27 Jul 2019 (all day)  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Cairncross State Forest road closures
When: 19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Leard State Forest Reservation For Exclusive Use
When: 30 Jul 2019  
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Beaury State Forest partially closed
When: 15 Jul 2019 - 31 Dec 2019  
Affects: Beaury State Forest

Scrubby Creek Rest areas in Eden - Temporary closure (22-23 July)
When: 22 Jul 2019 - 23 Jul 2019  
Affects: East Boyd State Forest

Temporary road closures - Maragle powerline and Trappers Black Flat Road, Maragle State Forest
When: 18 Jul 2019 until further notice
Affects: State Forest List for NSW

Page last updated/reviewed:18 Jan 2017