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Brou Lake campground

Eurobodalla National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 August 2020, 2.35pm

Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 1.59pm to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 2.35pm.

Closed areas: Brou Lake campground closed due to weather conditions

Brou Lake campground in Eurobodalla National Park is closed due to recent heavy rainfall and high winds. Further heavy rainfall is predicted in the area from Friday 7 August 2020. The campground will remain closed until these areas are assessed for any damage and to allow camping areas to dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 1.59pm to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2.23pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Brou Lake campground closed due to weather conditions

Brou Lake campground in Eurobodalla National Park is closed due to recent heavy rainfall and high winds. Further heavy rainfall is predicted in the area from Friday 7 August 2020. The campground will remain closed until these areas are assessed for any damage and to allow camping areas to dry out. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Aug 2020, 11.47am

Closed areas: Cowdroys Road closed

Cowdroys Road is closed for maintenance and due to recent heavy rainfall. The road will remain closed until works have been completed and the road surface is stable for traffic. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Aug 2020, 11.29am

Other planned events: Annual road grading - temporary closures

Temporary road closures are in place within Mimosa Rocks National Park from Monday 27 July to Friday 21 August 2020 for road grading.

Between Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August, the affected roads are:

  • Aragunnu Road

From Monday 10 August road grading will then progress to:

  • Picnic Point Road (including part of Wapengo Lake Road from the private property gate)
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Penders Road)
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Nelson Beach Road

The works are necessary to repair the road surface and drainage to ensure the roads provide suitable visitor access. For safety reasons, visitor access is prohibited to all closed areas.

Roadworks are weather dependent. It's a good idea to call ahead before travelling to Mimosa Rocks National Park to check for any closures or delays. Notification signs and temporary closures will be placed on each road until the works are complete. 

These closures may be extended, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 28 Jul 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Aug 2020, 11.19am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to weather conditions

Some campgrounds in Mimosa Rocks National Park are closed due to recent heavy rainfall and high winds. Further heavy rainfall is predicted in the area from Friday 7 August 2020.

The closed campgrounds are:

  • Aragunnu campground
  • Middle Beach campground

They will remain closed until these areas are assessed for any damage and to allow camping areas to dry out. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Thu 30 Jul 2020, 11.14am to Fri 21 Aug 2020, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Aug 2020, 4.32pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to hazardous trees

Gulaga National Park is currently closed because trees have become hazardous following recent heavy rainfall and high winds. This includes Summit walking track. Bellbrook loop track is open. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 3 Aug 2020, 1.23pm to Mon 10 Aug 2020, 1.24pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 3.45pm

Closed parks: Weed control program

There is no public access to Montague Island Nature Reserve, as the entire island  is closed. The closure is due to focused weed control works run by NPWS.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 9.18am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.59pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting 2 aerial baiting programs using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The programs will start on or shortly after Wednesday 27 May 2020, and will finish on Monday 31 August 2020. The baiting will take place in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Bugong National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Tarlo River National Park
  • Morton National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bungonia National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Barrengarry Nature Reserve
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Deua National Park
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 28 Jul 2020, 3.38pm to Tue 11 Aug 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 9.48am

Closed areas: North Head campground closed

North Head campground will be closed until Tuesday 11 August 2020 following the extreme weather event experienced on the South Coast. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 20 Jul 2020, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 8.48am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damange

Some areas in this park remain closed due to bushfire damage.  Do not enter closed sections of the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.45pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 6.21pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 8.42am

Closed parks: Park closed - hazardous conditions and aerial and ground pest control

This park is closed due to bushfire damage. NPWS are also conducting aerial pest control programs as a result of the fires. Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 10.56am to Sat 31 Oct 2020, 10.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Jul 2020, 10.13am

Closed parks: Clyde River National Park

Clyde River National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

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Applies from Thu 25 Jun 2020, 10.44am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 10.45am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 2.06pm

Closed areas: Areas closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

Deua National Park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. However Berlang campground and Big Hole walking track are open for public use. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.40pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 10.54am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. The park closure includes Lake Creek campground, Wadbilliga Crossing picnic area, Wadbilliga Road and the areas listed below. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. 

Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2.39pm to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 10.56am

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage and ground and aerial pest control operations

This park is closed due to significant bushfire damage. NSW National Parks is also conducting ground and aerial pest control programs as part of the bushfire recovery. Do not enter this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 4.07pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 4.40pm

Other planned events: 1080 Ground Baiting Program targeting foxes

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a ground baiting program for foxes using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be ongoing and continuous from July 1,2020 to December 31st, 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • South East Forests National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Bournda National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Ben Boyd National Park
  • Gulaga National Park

There will be signs at entrance and exits to the baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Fri 7 Feb 2020, 4.41pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 10.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 1.20pm

Closed areas: Most of Murramarang National Park closed

Most of Murramarang National Park is closed until further notice due to fire damage and hazardous conditions. Please do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Aug 2020, 4.23pm

Safety alerts: No campfires or solid fuel fires at Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances.
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 11.13am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.16am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 10.56am

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area 
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deau National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.

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Applies from Tue 5 May 2020, 4.14pm to Thu 5 Nov 2020, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 10.49am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPE’s containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Tuesday 5 May 2020 to Thursday 5 November 2020. The baited parks and reserves include:

  • Morton National Park
  • Conjola National Park
  • Murramarang National Pak
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Budawang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be signposted.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. 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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Thu 23 Apr 2020, 3.14pm to Thu 31 Dec 2020, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 10.44am

Other planned events: Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a pest management program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will happen from Monday 27 April to Sunday 20 December 2020 in Jervis Bay National Park, Conjola National Park, Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, Meroo National Park and Murramarang National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 Shoalhaven area office on 02 4454 9500 or 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am to Fri 28 May 2027, 2.58pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Bingie Dreaming track - closed and open coastal lakes and lagoons

Bingie Dreaming track crosses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Please be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks), they can be impassable when open.

The Coila Lake opening is at the southern end of Bingie Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open before you set out. If the opening is impassable, you won't be able to access the village of Tuross to complete the walk.

For more information call the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 15 Jan 2020, 10.04am. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 12.04pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire affected areas

Gourock National Park is closed until safety and rehabilitation works are completed. For more information, contact the NPWS Queanbeyan office on 02 6229 7166.

Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 11.54am to Sun 20 Sep 2020, 11.46am. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 2.15pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing in Tallaganda National Park, Tallaganda State Conservation Area and Gourock 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.

This program is part of an integrated pest control strategy, which also includes trapping and shooting, with the aim of minimising the impacts of these animals on neighbouring stock.

For further information please call NPWS Queanbeyan on 02 6229 7166.

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Apr 2019, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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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/brou-lake-campground/local-alerts

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Scenic views, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: H. Du