Chichester State Forest Camping – Telegherry River

Pack up the tent, camper trailer and collect that fire wood, it’s time to discover Chichester State Forest camping!

There is an abundance of camping areas in the Chichester State Forest, with four main FREE camping areas to choose from around the Telegherry River. This means you have plenty of options to set up your camp site.

Chichester State Forest - frying pan creek - Telegherry River campgrounds

Chichester State Forest – Telegherry

Chichester State Forest in the Lower Barrington Tops is divided into two areas; the eastern side which is centred on the Telegherry River and the western side which is centred on the beautiful Allyn River.

Telegherry is the perfect location for day trips and camping as it has something to offer everyone. Chichester State Forest camping is popular among couples and families, thanks to its wide open spaces, grassy areas and facilities.

Frying Pan Creek camping area

Chichester state forest camping areas - Telegherry River - Coachwood camping area

Frying Pan Creek camping area is located on the banks of the Telegherry River, opposite Coachwood Camping Area. Chichester campsites and picnic areas, this one in particular, are picturesque and are the some of the best camping spots NSW has to offer.

Frying Pan Creek is ideal if you want to enjoy water based activities with friends and family, watch the kids ride their bicycles or kick the ball around because the campsites are mostly level, open grassy spaces. At night, you get a great look at the stairs as there is not light pollution.

Visitor Information

Campsites fees – No fees apply. This is a free camping area.
How to book – You cannot book a campsite at Frying Pan Creek camping area. It is first come first served. If it is full, there are plenty of other camping areas close by.
Caravan friendly – Yes.
Camp fires – Yes. Please check local fire bans for updates.
Toilets – Yes. There are longdrops.
Rubbish bins – Yes. Please use them to dispose of your rubbish or take it with you.
Pets – Yes pets are allowed with conditions.

*Frying Pan Creek is the motorbike friendly campground in the Chichester State Forest. Trail bike riders are generally considerate to other campers however if you want to avoid the motorbikes, camp here during the week or set up at one of the other campgrounds. For more information on guidelines click here.


Coachwood Camping Area

Chichester state forest camping areas - Telegherry River - Coachwood camping area

Located on the opposite bank of the Telegherry River to Frying Pan Creek, Coachwood Camping Area is mostly flat with plenty of shade.

Here you will also find a 2km (return) walking trail to Problem Creek Falls which offers sights of small waterfalls and the crystal clear waters of Problem Creek. This track is no longer maintained but for the most part it is still in ok condition, take care if taking children as there are a few narrow and steep sections.

Visitor Information

Campsites fees – No fees apply. This is a free camping area.
How to book – You cannot book a campsite at Coachwood camping area. It is first come first served. If it is full, there are plenty of other camping areas close by.
Caravan friendly – Yes.
Camp fires – Yes. Please check local fire bans for updates.
Toilets – Yes. There are longdrops.
Rubbish bins – Yes. Please use them to dispose of your rubbish or take it with you.
Pets – Yes pets are allowed with conditions.

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Telegherry Forest Park

Chichester state forest camping areas - Telegherry River - Telegherry Forest camping area

Telegherry camping area is a large open campground that is close to the creek which is popular for swimming in the warmer months. You will also find a number of short walking tracks that lead through the forest to the creek.

On the way to Telegherry Forest Park you will find an open air museum that contains old logging machinery. The Chichester museum is only small but it is interesting to see how the equipment has developed over the years.

Visitor Information

Campsites fees – No fees apply. This is a free camping area.
How to book – You cannot book a campsite at Telegherry Forest Park camping area. It is first come first served. If it is full, there are plenty of other camping areas close by.
Caravan friendly – Yes.
Camp fires – Yes. Please check local fire bans for updates.
Toilets – Yes. There are longdrops.
Rubbish bins – Yes. Please use them to dispose of your rubbish or take it with you.
Pets – Yes pets are allowed with conditions.

*Telegherry may be closed to the public following wet weather. Check with the Forestry Corporation office on (02) 6585 3744 to ensure the gates are open.


Currawong Camping Area

Chichester state forest camping areas - Currawong - Telegherry camping area

The Currawong Camping Area is perfect for those in a four wheel drive that want to enjoy a nice spot away from the larger areas full of campers. This campground offers easy access to the Telegherry River which is great for campers wanting to enjoy some swimming, paddling or liloing. Access to Currawong is 4wd only, due to a river crossing that varies in depth due to rainfall.

Visitor Information

Campsites fees – No fees apply. This is a free camping area.
How to book – You cannot book a campsite at Telegherry Forest Park camping area. It is first come first served. If it is full, there are plenty of other camping areas close by.
Caravan friendly – No.
Camp fires – Yes. Please check local fire bans for updates.
Toilets – Yes. There are longdrops.
Rubbish bins – Yes. Please use them to dispose of your rubbish or take it with you.
Pets – Yes pets are allowed with conditions.

Chichester campsites are well maintained, clean and some of the best in the Barrington Tops, which is why Chichester State Forest camping is so popular among travellers and locals.

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2 Comments

  1. 27/03/2017 / 2:36 pm

    This looks like a great area to have some family fun! I don’t really go camping, but glad others can enjoy the great outdoors with their loved ones in this way 🙂

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