1st October – 31st March
During the fire season it is important to check the daily fire risk status before entering the forest.
Ernslaw One has a Duty Officer on call 24 hours a day. One of their responsibilities is to monitor the Fire Weather Index daily at 1 pm and this determines if the Forest Recreation Area is open or closed.
When the fire danger indicator Board at the entrance to Naseby is on EXTREME, the Forest gates will be locked at all Entry points and FOREST CLOSED Signs fitted. DO NOT ENTER the Forest Recreation Area!
During periods of EXTREME fire danger the forest is patrolled by Ernslaw One Staff on a regular basis. When asked by an Ernslaw One employee to vacate the Forest please do so quickly!
If you become aware of a FIRE, get out of the Forest immediately and dial 111. Following the flow of the Mt Ida Water Race will cross forest roads and return you to Naseby Township.
The Sandpit area, near the Indoor curling rink, usually remains open, even when the rest of the forest is closed.