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Popular State Forest areas closed due to storm damage


Due to recent storms and weather events, visitors to Chichester State Forest near Dungog, are being reminded to pay attention to closures.

Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Maitland-based recreation coordinator Michael Hill said some areas would be closed for the community’s safety due to dangerous trees, saturated soils, wind, flood waters and damaged roads.

Sites closed in Chichester State Forest include:

  • Allyn River: Old Camp, Ladys Well, Dobbie Rim, Paddemelon, Allyn River Camping Area, White Rocks and Peach Tree
  • Telegherry or Frying Pan River: Telegherry, Currawong, Frying Pan and Coachwood.

Mr Hill said these sites will be closed this weekend (January 9 and 10) and will be assessed next week to determine when they can reopen.

“While our recovery work is going on we ask that people pay extra attention to road closures, speed limits and warning signs and stay well away from closed areas,” Mr Hill said.

“We put barriers and signs in place for safety, so please don’t attempt to walk, drive or cycle past or around them.”

Information courtesy of the Gloucester Advocate – www.gloucesteradvocate.com.au


2 Comments on “Popular State Forest areas closed due to storm damage”

  1. deb newell January 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    We where going to white rock on 24 Jan can you let me know when it is open .this is our family holiday.as we don’t get time off ovr Xmas .thank you

    • Stroud Community Web January 11, 2016 at 11:41 am #

      Hi Deb, thanks for getting in touch with us. The best people to let you know what is going on is the Forestry Corporation, the contact number for the Wauchope Office is 6585 3744 they will let you know when it reopens. Alternatively follow Visit NSW State Forests on facebook https://www.facebook.com/forestplayground/?fref=ts

      Kind regards

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