Hi, My friends and I really want to go camping to celebrate finishing our first year of uni. YAY! So what we want is a NSW State Forest, with a camping ground that you can only hike to, preferably near a river or creek. I don't want to stray too far away from Canberra. Any suggestions of locations anyone could provide would be great.
You're are right, I love how polite people seem to be on this forum, I shouldn't have gone against that I've tried google, been researching for ages. I've come up with Wee Jasper state forest, but I can't find whether it has a 'hike-in' camping spot
You could consider some of the campsites along the Hume-Hovell walking trail. There aren't any walk-in's at WJ.
The HHWT starts at Yass and winds it's way along the route taken by Hume and Hovell when they opened the route to Melbourne. You could consider driving in to WJ then following the trail up toward Tumut. There are a couple of fairly basic campsites along that part of the trail.
In relation to posts on a forum like this - I come on and answer questions like yours when I have a chance. I get you posted the question a couple of weeks ago, and maybe the answer came too late, maybe what I have suggested won't suit or whatever. But I (and pretty much every one else) share our experiences on here for nicks, in our spare time. A little patience and someone will come up with the goods.
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Kev, I've looked into the Hume Hovell trail and it looks great. THANKS! I've been researching it and it seems to go along the Goobarragandra River for a bit. Do you know if there is anyway we could meet the trail via road closer to the river rather than hiking 50 km from Wee Jasper? I can't seem to find this info anywhere.
Please do come back to give us a report when you've been? There aren't many of us from this part of the world and it's always great to get first-hand reviews on camping spots nearby. (And no, I don't visit every day either, but will come back to read and respond eventually)