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Licking Hole campground

Abercrombie River National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 15 June 2021, 2.21pm

Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.21pm.

Closed areas: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area is closed from 8am Monday 14 June to 8am Saturday 26 June 2021, for an aerial pest animal control operation.

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 10.25am to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 May 2021, 6.29pm.

Closed areas: Notice of 1080 aerial pest control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes involving the use of meat baits containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

The following precincts / trails in Abercrombie River NP / SCA will be closed from 10am Sunday 16 May due to the baiting operation taking place in May, and will reopen 26 June, due to fire trail improvement works taking place in June:

  • All trails in Abercrombie NP
  • The Sink campground
  • The Beach campground
  • Licking Hole campground
  • Silent Creek campground

Bummaroo Ford Campground will remain Open throughout May and June as it is not impacted by the aerial bait or fire trail works.

The aerial baiting program has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted.

The aerial delivery of this program will take place in the following Kanangra Area NPWS reserves from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021:

  • Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 8.00am to Sat 26 Jun 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Park closed for aerial pest control operation

Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area is closed from 8am Monday 14 June to 8am Saturday 26 June 2021, for an aerial pest animal control operation.

Bummaroo Ford campground remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office at Kanangra Area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 10.25am to Fri 25 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sun 23 May 2021, 6.29pm

Closed areas: Notice of 1080 aerial pest control program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes involving the use of meat baits containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).

The following precincts / trails in Abercrombie River NP / SCA will be closed from 10am Sunday 16 May due to the baiting operation taking place in May, and will reopen 26 June, due to fire trail improvement works taking place in June:

  • All trails in Abercrombie NP
  • The Sink campground
  • The Beach campground
  • Licking Hole campground
  • Silent Creek campground

Bummaroo Ford Campground will remain Open throughout May and June as it is not impacted by the aerial bait or fire trail works.

The aerial baiting program has been designed to meet NPWS priority post-fire conservation pest control. All baiting locations will be signposted.

The aerial delivery of this program will take place in the following Kanangra Area NPWS reserves from Tuesday 18 May to Friday 28 May 2021:

  • Abercrombie River National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 13 May 2021, 8.00am to Wed 17 Nov 2021, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Jun 2021, 3.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 17 May to Wednesday 17 November 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. This program is carried out as part of the following Blue Mountains Branch Pest Management Strategies: Western Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan, Central Hunter Wild Dog Management Plan & Post Fire Aerial Baiting Program.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please email or call the NPWS Bulga Office on (02) 6574 5555

Applies from Wed 15 Jul 2020, 7.51am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 7.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Jan 2021, 11.46am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of meat, manufactured products and Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE’s) containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Thursday 31 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Abercrombie National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollemi National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
  • Mares Forest National Park
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state focused biosecurity issues. All baiting locations will be signposted.

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, call the NPWS Kanangra area on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.33pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.52pm

Other planned events: Abercrombie River National Park - campground bookings

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground 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 Abercrombie River 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

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