Smiths Creek Reserve
A large bushland reserve that is an important wildlife corridor running through the heart of Campbelltown. Great for bushwalking along the tracks, you may even spot koalas sleeping among the trees.
Smiths Creek Reserve is an important linear reserve that runs from Campbelltown to Leumeah. It supports a substantial remnant of endangered Shale-Sandstone Transition Forest which is home to a range of threatened wildlife such as koalas and gang-gang cockatoos. Remember to always keep dogs leashed in bushland areas.
Tracks running up either side of the reserve are linked by cross trails, together providing a network of short and long walking options for the visitor.
Council also has a regular volunteer bushcare group which helps improve the natural environment through activities such as weed management, litter removal and tree planting. If you would like to know more check out the link to Smiths Creek Bushcare.
Riding trail bikes is prohibited in all Council recreational parks and natural bushland reserves. This activity is hazardous and may place others using these areas at risk of injury or cause damage to the environment.
Report illegal motorbike activity
Rangers are limited in their capacity to effectively control illegal trail bike riding as they have no authority to stop, detain or pursue offending trail bike riders.
Council encourages the community to report incidences of dangerous and noisy trail bikes directly to the police:
When reporting please provide the operator with as much information as possible including:
- The location
- Date and time
- Motorbike colour/ registration plate details
- Rider description/ helmet colour
- Where they may have originated from.
Alternatively you can report illegal trail bike riding in Council parks and natural areas:
Where can you ride?
The Motorcycle Council of NSW website has information about Riding Parks/Circuits and finding a place to ride.
Projects happening within the reserve
Smiths Creek Reserve 'Enhancing Koala Habitat' Project, over a decade of restoring urban koala lineages in Smiths Creek 2011-2023
Campbelltown City Council under the Weed Action Plan & Waste and Sustainability Improvement Plan begun works at Smiths Creek, Ruse in 2011, targeting the removal of listed Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) and other Priority Weed species and habitat restoration project within core koala habitat.
From 2013-2023 supported by funding from Greater Sydney Local Land Services (GSLLS), Campbelltown Council has had an ongoing habitat restoration project.
Together through the engagement of bush regeneration contractors, this has seen the restoration of bushland across approximately 26.1ha and 6.7km of creek-line.
The project has also seen the establishment of a regular bushcare group that has contributed 549 hours, planted 4750 plants and removed invasive weeds and rubbish across 2ha of the reserve. In addition, the ongoing project has engaged three local schools in four environmental programs and 279 community engagements through four native planting days and 11 free community guided bush-walks.
Bungonia Rd, Leumeah 2560 View Map