Free camping on a former dairy property

About a 40 minute drive from Taree is Swans Crossing.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, this camping and picnic area in Kerewong State Forest is set on former farmland.

The Swan family ran a dairy and beef property on the site for many years, including clearing the forest and establishing grasses for the stock. This continued until 1964 when the area became State forest and was regenerated as native forest including hardwood plantation areas.

Swimming is a popular activity in the nearby shallows of Upsalls Creek.

Longworths Tramway Heritage Walk is located a short drive away, with other walking tracks leading off from the site including Cascade Walking Track, which is located 600 metres from the camping ground and takes you through beautiful native forest.

Caravans and camper vans are welcome at Swans Crossing.

What did others have to say?

Catriona Lamberton

a month ago

Beautiful drives/walks around the area so lots to do. The bird watching is awesome. Short walk thru forest to cascades and swimming holes and creek. Beautiful and clear. Huge campground and day picnic area. Fire pits all over the place. Drop toilets. No showers but can dip into river.

Critter Wilson

in the last week

Fairly easy drive out there , gravel road , nice large grassy camping area only drop toilets and tank water , nice creek with swimming areas when water around

Joshua Macpherson

3 weeks ago

Solid free camping, hard to pass up for a weekend getaway. Loos, taps available and undercover day use area

Bob Sullo

2 months ago

Clean and located in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of wildlife and the fireflies at night add something special. Check with Forestry re road conditions.


a month ago

Great drive out here, just stopped had a picnic here, but what a wonderful spot to go camping. Fire pit areas & pit toilets.