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Junction Pools campground

Barrington Tops National Park

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Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2022, 10.56am to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 10.25am. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Dec 2023, 8.43am

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed

Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:

  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Williams Top picnic area
  • Upper Rocky Crossing Walk
  • Corker trail (Wombat Creek / Black Swamp campground, Careys Peak)

For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.

Alternate access via Chichester State Forest (Allyn River Rd) may be available but is subject to flooding and varied road conditions.

For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Sun 1 Oct 2023, 3.58pm to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 3.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Oct 2023, 4.00pm

Fire bans: Wollemi-Yengo Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park 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 5 Oct 2023, 9.48am to Thu 29 Feb 2024, 9.49am. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Dec 2023, 8.43am

Closed areas: 4WD Trail Closures

Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.

However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
  • Barrington Trail south past the Junction Pools Trail


This closure does not effect public vehicle access to the Barrington Tops plateau campgrounds.


Walkers and mountain bikers are still permitted to utilise the trail while it is closed to public vehicles.


Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

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