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Bents Basin campground

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 15 October 2021, 4.27pm

Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.54am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.27pm.

Closed areas: Campground closed

Bents Basin campground is closed for infrastructure works and flood repairs. This work is due to be completed by Monday 1 November 2021.

From Monday 18 October 2021, Bents Basin State Conservation Area will open to day visitors only. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about this campground closure contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 25 Dec 2019, 8.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Oct 2021, 2.27pm

Closed areas: Blue Mountains National Park - closed areas

All campgrounds and campsites listed on our website require a booking to be made before you visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

The following areas of Blue Mountains National Park are closed due to bushfire or storm damage, road or track works:

Katoomba and Leura 

  • Amphitheatre track from the base of Bridal Veil falls to Fern Bower, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Lindemans Pass is closed where it crosses Leura Falls Creek, due to track works.
  • Parts of Prince Henry Cliff walk are closed:
    • between the Fern Bower junction and Tallawalla lookout, due to a major landslide and track maintenance. Walkers can exit/enter via Silver Mist picnic area. Walkers can also still access Fern Bower via Solitary Restaurant
    • between Kiah lookout and Amphitheatre track, due to rock stabilisation works from Tuesday 19 October to Tuesday 26 October 2021. 
    • between Gordon Falls lookout and Olympian lookout, due to landslides. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Six Foot track is closed where managed by Crown Lands due to COVID-19. NPWS-managed sections are open.

Wentworth Falls

  • Part of National Pass from Valley of Waters to Slacks Stairs, due to ongoing rockfall risk.
  • Charles Darwin walk north of Weeping Rock circuit. Visit the Blue Mountains City Council website for information.
  • Ingar Road is closed where it traverses private property at the end of Queen Elizabeth Drive. Ingar campground is therefore closed to vehicles. Walkers and cyclists are permitted where they do not traverse private property.

Blackheath, Medlow Bath, Megalong Valley, Mount Victoria and Bells Line

  • Govetts Leap descent and Rodriguez Pass walking track, due to fire damage to infrastructure and landslides after storms.
  • Perrys lookdown campground, due to dangerous trees.
  • Walls Cave, Popes Glen and Pulpit Rock tracks are closed due to fire and flood damage and associated repairs.
  • Pierces Pass Road is closed until Friday 26 November 2021 to all traffic, including walkers and cyclists, for road repairs.  
  • Parts of the walking track next to Evans Lookout Road are closed from Tuesday 19 October to Saturday 30 October 2021, due to repair works.

Woodford, Hazelbrook, Lawson, Bullaburra 

  • From Monday 20 September to Friday 5th November  (Monday to Friday), there's no public access to Woodford State Conservation Area via Windbourne Road (L6) and Clearview Parade.

Canyons and rock climbing areas

  • Pulpit Rock climbing area and all other areas that require access along closed walking tracks or roads.

Note: All canyons are open. Visitors should exercise caution, as recent flooding may have left debris or moved rocks.

If you arrive at your local national park or other public space and it's too crowded to practice social distancing, it's your responsibility to leave the area. 

To check which areas are closed, click the 'Show list' button on the Blue Mountains National Park page alert.

For further information call 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 9.54am to Mon 1 Nov 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.27pm

Closed areas: Campground closed

Bents Basin campground is closed for infrastructure works and flood repairs. This work is due to be completed by Monday 1 November 2021.

From Monday 18 October 2021, Bents Basin State Conservation Area will open to day visitors only. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about this campground closure contact the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 5.34pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 5.35pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 5.15pm

Closed areas: Burralow Creek campground closed due to flood damage

Burralow Creek campground is closed to all vehicles from Thursday 1 July 2021 until further notice due to significant flood damage and damage to fire trails.

Paterson Range fire trail and Tabaraga Ridge fire trail are also closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 4632 4500.

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 8.09pm to Tue 23 Nov 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Pierces Pass walking track and fire trail closed

Pierces Pass walking track and fire trail is closed from Monday 11 October to Friday 26 November 2021 for road repairs. There is no public access. 

For more information contact Blue Mountains Heritage Centre on 02 4787 8877. 

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Applies from Fri 8 Oct 2021, 10.02am to Tue 9 Nov 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 8 Oct 2021, 12.30pm

Closed parks: Park closed for operational maintenance

Yerranderie Regional Park, including all accommodation and camping, is closed for operational maintenance until Tuesday 9 November 2021. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.21pm to Fri 29 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Oct 2021, 11.29am

Closed areas: Walking track closed for aerial pest control operation

The Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) walking track is closed from 12pm Monday 25 October to 12pm Friday 29 October 2021, for an aerial pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Upper Mountains Area office on 02 4787 8877.

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 5.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 9.27am

Closed parks: Prospect Nature Reserve closed public

Prospect Nature Reserve is closed to the public indefinitely as it's part of a Special Water catchment area. There is no public access at any time.

If you wish to visit the Prospect Reservoir area, Andrew Campbell Reserve on William Lawson Drive has picnic tables, playground and toilet facilities.

For more information about visiting Andrew Campbell Reserve, please contact Sydney Water on 13 20 92. 

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Applies from Wed 18 Aug 2021, 6.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 9.38am

Closed areas: Gordon Falls to Pool of Siloam track closed - Tuesday to Friday

The walking track between Gordon Falls picnic area and Pool of Siloam is closed Tuesdays to Fridays from Wednesday 18 August 2021 to Thursday 31 March 2022 for track upgrade works.  

Visitors can access Pool of Siloam from Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell walking tracks.

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Applies from Sat 26 Jun 2021, 7.51am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Poison 1080 wild dog and fox control program notice

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from  Saturday 26 June 2021 to Thursday 30 November 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Wed 23 Jun 2021, 12.49pm to Fri 28 Jan 2022, 12.50pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 9.22am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 28 June and Tuesday 28 December 2021 in Nattai National Park.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Glenbrook area office on 02 4720 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 3.55pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.56pm

Safety alerts: Advanced navigation required for Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track

Kanangra to Katoomba (K2K) track has been damaged by fire, storms and flooding. The trail is overgrown with significant understorey brush and grass growth.

Fallen trees, vegetation covered loose rocks and burnt out stump holes may result in slips, trips and falls. Advanced navigation skills are required to undertake this trail.

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Applies from Sun 22 Mar 2015, 2.11pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 3.43pm

Closed areas: Waratah Native Gardens picnic area closed

Waratah Native Gardens picnic area is closed until further notice. This includes Gorge walking track. No access to the area is permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury area office on 02 4588 2400 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 28 Sep 2017, 11.12am. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Dec 2018, 3.47pm

Closed parks: Kemps Creek Nature Reserve closed

This park is closed due to Phytophthora contamination, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Cumberland area office on 02 4572 3100.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/bents-basin-campground/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Bents Basin State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (8pm during daylight savings). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    Buy annual pass
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