The Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Trust manages the Dungog common on behalf of Crown Lands. Located to the west of Dungog township the 600+ acres is used for passive recreation with mountain biking, horse riding and bush walking being increasingly enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The Trust is concentrating on improvement of an environment which has been neglected for decades. Grants have seen renewal of some boundary fences, removal of weeds and woody plants and replanting of vegetation to provide a healthy and attractive habitat for animals and birds. It is not possible to 4WD, ride motor bikes, dump rubbish or gather fire wood at the common. Well behaved dogs can be walked but must be leashed if they start chasing cattle.