Ewingar camp faces an uncertain future

Forests NSW is considering the future of the Ewingar State Forest camp following vandalism at the site in January.

The camp, located near the northern boundary of the forest on North Ewingar Road, has been in use for more than 40 years and is a popular spot for picnics and prospecting.

Unfortunately a few people are spoiling things for the rest, said Casino protection forester Dr Peter St Clair. This is sad given the history of the area, but the reality is, if vandalism continues Forests NSW will most likely be forced to remove structures from the site.

As well as being a valuable timber resource for local sawmills, Ewingar State Forest contains large numbers of old gold mines and diggings and is often visited by people prospecting for gold and fine quartz crystals.

Dr St Clair said some prospecting clubs had been permitted to use the camp and had carried out repairs over the years.

In the latest incident vandals used a chain saw to cut through a door in one of the buildings. Anyone who has any information about the attack on the buildings should contact Forests NSW at Casino on 6662 0910.

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