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Washpool National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Washpool National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Washpool National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.

Conservation program

Wild dog control program

Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out such pest control, we aim to minimise the wild dogs’ effects on livestock and wildlife, while still maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.

Exploring World Heritage

NPWS strives to protect and conserve all NSW national parks, including Washpool National Park. Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, this special park features a wealth of spectacular wilderness, the World Heritage values of which are painstakingly protected and preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.

Conservation program

Monitoring rainforest frogs in Gondwana Rainforest

As climate change increasingly impacts our native habitats, it is imperative that scientists monitor the health of these ecological sites to help conserve them for the future. In the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests, NPWS is conducting an extensive observation program for ancient frogs, which are indicator species for high altitude rainforest.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Washpool National Park is committed to keeping its visitors safe and informed, and this extends to the matters of access and signage. Maintenance of park infrastructure, including directional signage and access points, is ongoing within this park.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Hazard reduction program

Managing fire-prone NSW national parks requires a three-pronged approach, including fire planning, community education, and fuel management. When it comes to fuel like dead wood, NPWS conducts planned hazard reduction activities like mowing and controlled burning to assist in the protection of life, property and community.

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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Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary