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Junction Pools campground

Barrington Tops National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 24 February 2020, 10.21am

Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Feb 2020, 10.21am.

Closed areas: Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicle access

Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicles due to deteriorating trail conditions following the wet weather. There is no vehicle access to either Little Murray or Junction Pools campgrounds.

Visitors can still access these sites on foot and the rest of the Barrington plateau has also been opened following post fire safety checks.

For further information and updates please contact the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.46pm

Closed areas: Youngville Campground toilet is closed

The Youngville campground toilet in Mount Royal NP is closed for repair

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Applies from Fri 14 Feb 2020, 12.56pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Feb 2020, 10.21am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicle access

Barrington trail south remains closed to vehicles due to deteriorating trail conditions following the wet weather. There is no vehicle access to either Little Murray or Junction Pools campgrounds.

Visitors can still access these sites on foot and the rest of the Barrington plateau has also been opened following post fire safety checks.

For further information and updates please contact the Barrington Tops area office on 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Wed 5 Feb 2020, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9.06am

Other planned events: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

Some trails are closed in this park until further notice due to unsafe trail conditions. The affected trails include:

  • Tugalow trail closed
  • Thunderbolts trail closed

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 13 Sep 2019, 11.44am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Jan 2020, 12.59pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park from Sunday 1 September 2019 and remains in effect until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Mill Creek and Ten Mile Hollow campgrounds are exempt.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Feb 2020, 2.02pm

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Fri 28 Aug 2015, 11.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 26 Feb 2020, 4.44pm

Closed areas: Partial road closures – Mount Royal and Cassells Roads

Some areas of this park are closed due to road damage following recent weather conditions. The closed areas are:

  • Mount Royal Road beyond Mt Royal. The road is gated at this point.
  • Cassells Road between Fal Brook Bridge and Keegans track.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bulga office on 02 6574 5555 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/junction-pools-campground/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Junction Pools campground, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government