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Emu Lake campground

Kinchega National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 20 January 2022, 12.43pm

Applies from Mon 1 Nov 2021, 10.47am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.43pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in Kinchega and remains in effect 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 1 Nov 2021, 10.47am to Tue 1 Mar 2022, 10.18am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.43pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in Kinchega and remains in effect 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 Thu 9 Dec 2021, 2.09pm. Last reviewed: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Darling River campground and roads closed

All campsites in Darling River campground along the Darling River are closed until further notice due to flooding. River Drive is also closed.

These areas will re-open when it is safe to do so. Please check this alert for updates. As an option Emu Lake campground and Cawndilla campground are currently open for bookings.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 12.46pm

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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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/emu-lake-campground/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Kinchega National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Kinchega 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. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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