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Camping is encouraged in many areas of States forest and has always been a very popular activity for people of all ages.

Old logging roads and tracks throughout the forest make it possible to find a wealth of special little places where you can pitch a tent and boil the billy in relative seclusion.

Wherever you choose to camp, please ensure you take your rubbish home with you, or place it in bins where they are provided. This will protect the wildlife and ensure that people after you also have an enjoyable experience camping in the State Forest.

We ask that you leave designated day-use sites to picknickers.

Arm Camp Booking essential Northern
Mersey White Water Informal small Northern
Scamander A few tent and van sites North East
Griffin Many sites large North East
Tahune Campervans limited Southern
Hastings Picnic Area Informal small Southern
Lake Gordon No facilities Central
Lake Repulse No facilities Central
Julius River Informal small North West
Rapid River No facilities North West

Camping is a great way to make a base from which to try other activities such as fishing and bushwalking. It also gives you the opportunity to witness the forest environment at different times of the day, including spectacular early morning sunrises.

This is one where age, fitness level and experience do not impact on your ability to be involved.

Camping is generally allowed anywhere on State forest except where signed ‘no camping’.

Campfires are okay in most areas at most times, but please take care. Contact your local Forestry Tasmania office for information on any fire restrictions which may be in force. If you are bushwalking in alpine areas or rainforest, please use a fuel stove. These areas cope poorly with fire, and wood there is often scarce and wet.

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