Barton Nature Reserve
Barton Nature Reserve was created in April 1972. It covers an area of 546ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.
Barton Nature Reserve protects a visually and ecologically interesting sedimentary escarpment on the lower western slopes of Mount Canobolas. The terrain in the Reserve is generally rocky with shallow soil supporting dry sclerophyll forest, typified by tumbledown gum and red stringybark.
The reserve provides a sanctuary for a diverse range of avifauna including, the Grey Fantail, Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike, White-throated Treecreeper, Red-browed Finches, Eastern Spinebill and Blue Wrens. Barton Nature Reserve also supports mammals like the Grey Kangaroo, Wallabies and Wombats.
Recreation is not encouraged and no facilities are provided.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/barton-nature-reserve/local-alerts