Free camping in a lovely State Forest

Coopernook State Forest Headquarters and Camping Ground is just north of Taree on Forest Drive, South Moorlands. It is a lovely spot for a family picnic or overnight stay in scenic eucalypt forest. There are lots of walking and hiking trails surrounding the camping grounds. The camping and picnic grounds have toilets and water for hand washing only. Power is not available.

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What did others have to say?

Amanda Males

2 months ago

Called in to check it out after reading great reviews. Very busy at the moment, 20+ caravans atm. Beautiful shady grass area, well maintained, find your own spot. Lots of drop toilets, undercover eating areas and space for kids to run. Although does seem like the grey nomad stop over at the moment, wonder if its like that all year round? Looks like lovely, quiet relaxing spot listening to the birds.

abby wei

3 months ago

Very big, free and beautiful camping ground, we came here on long weekend and it’s so easy to find a space. BBQ works perfectly, but no water, long drop toilet is a bit hard to deal with.

Grace Browne

3 months ago

Our favourite stop on the way up or back along pacific Highway. Very relaxing plenty of birdlife. Wood for fire easy to find.

Wendy Reid

5 months ago

This place is perfect to camp, plenty of grass area, toilets but no water so bring as much as you can stay a while. Very peaceful with lots of birdlife. Best of all you can have a campfire for happy hour.

Hannah Y

2 months ago

A very relaxing place. Clean. Great picnic tables