Blackbird Flat is a Public Reserve located 68 kilometres west of Kempsey on the Kempsey – Armidale Road and 110 kilometres from Armidale. Blackbird Flat is an ideal place for campers and day visitors to enjoy the Upper Macleay on the edge of the mighty Macleay River. The Upper Macleay environ is a mix of forest, National Parks and cattle properties. Day visitors can enjoy a picnic or barbeque, fish for perch or bass in the Macleay River, swim in the river (footwear required), canoe or take the dog for an outing.
Blackbird Flat is accessed by a via single lane dirt road from Comara with traffic traveling in both directions therefore this reserve is suitable for car based camping only. Campers can bring their dogs with them but they must be kept under control at all times. Camping is free and campers can stay up to two weeks at any given time.
Facilities include: shelter shed, pit toilets, covered barbeque and access to the Macleay River.