Watagan Headquarters camping area

Camper trailer Caravan access Dogs allowed Free Non-vehicle camping Picnic area Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Cycling Hiking trails Lookout Walking trails

Once a forest workers’ camp, this is now a quiet, grassy area ringed with protective native forest and blue-leaved stringybark. You’ll find it off Watagan Rd, 3 km north of Watagan Forest Rd. Bring your own drinking water.


Who to contact: Forests NSW Central region (02) 6585 3744, 1300 655 687

This campsite is located in Heaton State Forest

Freed English convict and timber-cutter Richard Heaton gave his name to this forest. Today it offers visitors fabulous views of the coast from Newcastle to Lake Macquarie. It’s adjacent to Watagan and Awaba state forests and Watagans National Park.

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