State Parks of New South Wales

State Parks of New South Wales

The State Parks of New South Wales are eighteen protected areas in New South Wales, Australia reserved for camping, water sports and recreational uses. State Parks are maintained by the New South Wales Department of Lands and managed by community trust boards.

They are:[1]

at the mouth of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers,
  • Belmont State Park, Lake Macquarie (or Belmont Wetlands)
514 ha (1,270 acres) of wetlands and dunes, established as a state park in 2005
75 ha (185 acres) of bushland on the southern escarpment of Mount Barren Jack
360 ha (890 acres)
263 ha (650 acres) on the southern shore of Copeton Dam on the Gwydir River
near Wyangala Dam
  • Harrington Beach State Park
431 ha (1,065 acres) of ocean beaches adjoining Crowdy Head
is a reserve covering approximately 265 ha (655 acres) of coastal land. It was named for Edward Killelea, a previous owner. It used to be a dairy farm.
It is situated on the southern part of Bass Point, a peninsula south of Shellharbour. It includes a lagoon, Killalea Lagoon, two popular surfing beaches that are part of a national surfing reserve and camping grounds. The two beaches are called Mystics and The Farm, also known as Minnamurra and Killalea respectively.
The reserve's southern extremity is the northern side of the entrance to the Minnamurra River. It also incorporates Stack Island, a small rocky island just offshore from the entrance.
581 ha (1,436 acres) near Mumbil on the southwestern shore of Lake Burrendong
4,370 ha (10,799 acres) on Lake Keepit and the Namoi River
  • Living Desert State Park, near Broken Hill
  • Manning Entrance State Park
487 ha (1,203 acres) of ocean beaches on the Manning River

Other protected areas in New South Wales are maintained by local councils, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Botanic Gardens Trust and the forestry arm of the Department of Primary Industries.


  1. ^ "State Parks". New South Wales Government. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 

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