Black Springs Rest Area is a picnicker’s paradise in the centre of a large pine plantation that was first established in the early 1900s. The site is in Vulcan State Forest, about a 30 minute drive from Oberon. For the dedicated fossicker, opportunities exist nearby at Sapphire Bend, an area set aside to allow fossicking for gems without a permit. The nearby streams are popular fishing sites that have been known to provide the foundation for many a fishing story! (Please note that NSW fishing rules and regulations apply to all waterways in the region)


The Black Springs camping ground is very easy to access. The camping ground is located in the centre of town. The road into the camping ground is a gravel road but can easily be accessed by a two wheel drive and caravan.


  • Toilets

  • Picnic Tables and Chairs

  • Playground and tennis court located opposite the area

  • Please use established fireplaces wherever possible.

All State forests are free to camp in, so if you are staying at this site we encourage you to help keep it clean, and please visit and support the nearest town. Camping sites cannot be pre-booked or reserved.

Firewood is not provided, so you are advised to bring your own, or a gas BBQ. Be aware of fire regulations, especially Total Fire Bans and promptly report all bushfires to the emergency services by dialling triple zero (000).

Solid Fuel Fire Bans apply in many State forests over summer, banning campfires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuel. Campers are asked to bring gas appliances and prepare for days when total fire bans are declared. When planning your trip, look at the current closures and notices, or contact the local Forestry Corporation office for more information.

Take a look at important information when visiting state forests for tips on safety and sustainable recreation.
If you are planning on having a fire, check that there isn’t a total fire ban in the area you are visiting.

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