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Washpool National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 24 July 2017, 4.17pm

Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm.

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2018, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2018, 6.19pm

Fires - Advice: Gilgurry, Paddys Flat

There is a fire in this park called Gilgurry, Paddys Flat. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2018, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Jan 2018, 8.57am

Closed areas: South Yabbra Road

South Yabbra road is closed for road maintenance until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 27 Sep 2017, 9.53am to Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Sat 30 Dec 2017, 11.44am

Closed areas: Mann River campground closed

Mann River campground is closed until further notice. This closure is due to drainage and earthwork maintenance, facility infrastructure upgrades and re-vegetation works. No entry to the site is permitted until the closure period ends. Please check this website for updates, however it is not anticipated that the campground will be open until 2018. We appreciate your patience while this important work is being undertaken.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.24am to Tue 13 Mar 2018, 10.10am. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.49am

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting operation

1080 fox baiting is underway on Susan Island Nature Reserve and surrounding areas of Crown land. This is managed by Susan and Elizabeth Island Recreation Reserve Trust. 1080 baits can be lethal to domestic pets if ingested. Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in national parks and nature reserves.

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Applies from Wed 13 Sep 2017, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 10.10am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program

NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program.  All baited areas are signposted with the baiting dates and an indication of the baiting method. Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning. Dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks at any time. For further information please call the NPWS Grafton area office on (02) 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/washpool-national-park/local-alerts

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Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary