Forest Recreation

To face the challenges of sustainable forest management today, it is imperative for foresters to reach out, to educate and to create awareness about the importance of Sabah's forests and the mechanisms put in place to manage them sustainably.

It is because of this that the Sabah Forestry Department has invested a great deal to develop forest recreation and education centres throughout the the State.

Apart from their educational and awareness functions, these centres have been designed to provide some unique forest recreation experiences and to encourage people in general to get outdoors and enjoy the Sabah's forests in a safe environment.

Today, there is already a small but growing group of full-time personnel devoted to the care and management of these centres. These individuals are on hand to assist visitors, or special interest groups, such as schools, to ensure that they make the most of their time, and gain maximum benefit from these centres, and the forest experience.

About half of Sabah's land mass is gazetted as forest reserves. Within these forest reserves, many sites have been identified as having recreational potential.  The following are the Forest Recreational Sites (FRS) with links to the available websites of these recreational forests: