Our surrounding forests are a great place to play

Old Bottlebutt in Burrawan State Forest near Wauchope.

Old Bottlebutt in Burrawan State Forest near Wauchope.

Locals are being encouraged to explore their State forests over summer.

“With more than two million hectares of State forests, there are plenty of unique places for visitors to explore,” said Forestry Corporation’s Manager of Tourism and Partnerships, Louise Faulkner.

“State forests are home to thousands of kilometres of roads and trails for four-wheel driving, mountain biking, trail biking, horse riding and bush walking and plenty of areas where you can bring the family – including the dog – and picnic or camp for free.”

Two popular local State Forest camping sites are the Wattle Flat native forest on the Styx River and the Ponderosa Forest Park pine plantation at Nundle. 

“We want to remind visitors to play by the rules and respect other forest users while enjoying the forest, so please avoid excessive noise late at night and early in the morning in shared camping sites and observe fire bans,” Ms Faulkner said.

More information at www.forestrycorporation.com.au