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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 Fri 8 Sep 2017, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 2.30pm

Fires - Advice: Rivertree

There is a fire in this park called Rivertree. 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 Fri 15 Sep 2017, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 1.46pm

Fires - Advice: Tunnel Road

There is a fire in this park called Tunnel Road. 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 Fri 8 Sep 2017, 2.19pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 12.01pm

Fires - Advice: Kangaroo Creek Rd, Kangaroo Creek

There is a fire in this park called Kangaroo Creek Rd, Kangaroo Creek. 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 Sun 3 Sep 2017, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Sep 2017, 11.06am

Fires - Advice: Hogarth Range

There is a fire in this park called Hogarth Range. 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 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 Thu 7 Sep 2017, 4.05pm to Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4.03pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Sep 2017, 10.31am

Other planned events: Mallanganee NP 1080 Wild Dog Baiting

The NPWS are conducting a 1080 wild dog management program in Mallanganee NP.  All baited areas are sign posted with the baiting dogs and an indication of baiting method.  Dogs are highly susceptible to 1080 poisoning and dog owners are reminded that dogs are not permitted in National Parks at any time.  

For further information please contact Grafton NPWS office on  (02) 66 411 500.

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Applies from Thu 7 Sep 2017, 1.57pm to Wed 8 Nov 2017, 1.55pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.30pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog baiting program - September to November 2017

1080 wild dog baits will be laid in Cataract National Park from Wednesday 13 September to Wednesday 8 November 2017 inclusive.

1080 is a poison that is lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Park visitors and neighbours are reminded that dogs are not permitted in national parks by law at any time. To allow a dog into the national park during the baiting program could endanger its life.

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Applies from Wed 30 Aug 2017, 7.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 11.56am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Scenic Drive closed

Cambridge Plateau Scenic Drive is closed for maintenance roadworks from Tuesday 29 August 2017. Peacock Creek campground remains open and can be accessed from either Sextonville Road or Peacock Creek Road. 

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 office on (02) 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 23 Mar 2017, 3.32pm to Mon 25 Sep 2017, 3.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Jun 2017, 8.47am

Closed areas: Mann River campground closed

Mann River campground is closed until further notice. This closure is due to drainage and earthwork maintenance, facility upgrade and revegetation works. No entry to the site is permitted until the closure period ends. NPWS appreciates visitor 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 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

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Glen Innes
      (02) 6739 0700
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6739 0750
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Emergency services

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Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary