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Camp Pincham

Warrumbungle National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Sun 29 November 2020, 3.19pm

Applies from Sat 28 Nov 2020, 12.01am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Nov 2020, 3.19pm.

Closed areas: Walking tracks, trails and remote campsites closed

Most of the walking tracks, trails and remote campsites in Warrumbungle National Park will be closed from Saturday 28 November and will reopen Wednesday 2 December 2020 due to dangerous fire weather conditions. This closure may be extended or cancelled, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible. The following areas will remain open:

  • Warrumbungle Visitor Centre
  • Camp Blackman
  • Camp Walaay
  • Camp Wambelong
  • Canyon picnic area
  • Wambelong Nature walking track
  • Whitegum lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Warrumbungle Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines

Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 5.52pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2021 unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Sat 28 Nov 2020, 12.01am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Nov 2020, 3.19pm

Closed areas: Walking tracks, trails and remote campsites closed

Most of the walking tracks, trails and remote campsites in Warrumbungle National Park will be closed from Saturday 28 November and will reopen Wednesday 2 December 2020 due to dangerous fire weather conditions. This closure may be extended or cancelled, and any changes will be posted as soon as possible. The following areas will remain open:

  • Warrumbungle Visitor Centre
  • Camp Blackman
  • Camp Walaay
  • Camp Wambelong
  • Canyon picnic area
  • Wambelong Nature walking track
  • Whitegum lookout

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the Warrumbungle Visitor Information Centre on 02 6825 4364 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines

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Applies from Fri 27 Nov 2020, 11.43am to Tue 1 Dec 2020, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Sun 29 Nov 2020, 3.17pm

Closed areas: Visitor areas closed

Visitor areas, including campgrounds, are closed due to severe fire weather.

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Applies from Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5.49pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 5.50pm. Last reviewed: Sat 21 Nov 2020, 5.52pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2021 unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 28 Oct 2020, 8.37am. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Nov 2020, 1.43pm

Closed areas: No.1 Break Road open to light traffic

No.1 Break Road is open to light vehicle traffic with caution. Please drive vehicles to road conditions and comply with park notices. No.1 Break road is subject to flood damage and conditions may change as a result of heavy rainfall. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre on 02 6843 4011. 

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Applies from Fri 16 Aug 2019, 2.44pm to Wed 1 Jan 2025, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Oct 2020, 10.40am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) carries out continuous 1080 baiting in Warrumbungle National Park for the control of foxes. Meat baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE's) containing 1080 sodium fluoroacetate poison are laid in the park north of Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway.

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, and 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 protects the endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby. For more information, contact the NPWS Castlereagh area office on 02 6843 4000.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Jul 2020, 9.06am

Other incidents: Warrumbungle National Park remote campsites: booking required

If you plan to camp at remote campsites along the Grand High Tops walk after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Warrumbungle National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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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/camp-pincham/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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