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Old Snowy campground

High Plains area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Applies from Tue 28 Feb 2023, 4.04pm to Sun 31 Dec 2023, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program in the north east precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, within the Adaminaby/Yaouk wild dog control area.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Tuesday 28 February 2023 and Sunday 31 December 2023, and will use meat baits and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserve. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Sep 2023, 7.00am to Fri 22 Sep 2023, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Sep 2023, 1.35pm

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place between Monday 18 September 2023 and Friday 22 September 2023. 

Baiting programs will be conducted in the Adaminaby/Yaouk, Thredbo/Ingebyra and Corrowong/Tombong/Merriangaah wild dog plan areas. This includes the following sections of Kosciuszko National Park: 

  • The Yaouk/Adaminaby area from Lone Pine Trail to Lake Eucumbene
  • Dension and Eucumbene 
  • Ingebyra 
  • The Snowy River – Byadbo Wilderness area
  • Corrowong

Baiting programs will also be undertaken in Scabby Range, Yaouk, Merriangaah and Quidong nature reserves. 

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. Please be aware that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). 

For further information please contact the NPWS Jindabyne area office on 02 6450 5555. 

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Aug 2023, 10.40am

Closed areas: Kosciuszko National Park closed sites

A number of sites in Kosciuszko National Park are closed or may have other restrictions until further notice.

Winter closures

The following roads and trails are closed until further notice:

  • Cabramurra to Khancoban Road (KNP5)
  • Long Plain Road
  • Pocket Saddle Road
  • Blue Waterholes trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Port Phillip trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Four Mile trail
  • Boundary Road
  • Geehi Dam/Olsens Road
  • Grassy Flat trail
  • Kings Cross Road from Selwyn Resort to Dry Dam
  • Tumut Ponds fire trail

Fire-affected areas

Some sections of Kosciuszko National Park which burnt during the 2019/2020 fires remain closed. These areas include:

  • Wolgal and Pattinson's Huts

Huts that burnt down in the 2020 fires

These locations remain open, but the following huts or buildings have been lost:

  • Bradley/O'Brien's Hut, Brooks Hut, 4 Mile Hut, Happy's Hut, Harvey's Hut (under repair), Linesman's No.3 Huts, Round Mountain Hut, Vickery's Hut (under repair), and Dry Dam Ski Shelter.
  • Warning: Please take care as there may be broken glass/nails that are uncovered since NPWS made records and cleaned up these sites. Please do not disturb the sites or remove artefacts.

Snowy 2.0 works affecting access to Tantangara Road and Tantangara Dam

  • Access to the southern end of Tantangara Reservoir via Quarry trail is closed to the public.
  • Access to the southern end boat ramp is open, but may be subject to short-term closures.
  • Current boating and camping access to Tantangara Reservoir will still be available at access points on the northern end of the reservoir, via Port Phillip and Dam trails.

Do not enter closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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