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The Ruins campground and picnic area

Booti Booti National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 1 October 2021, 3.21pm

Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 3.21pm.

Other planned events: Campground amenity upgrades

The Ruins campground main amenities building will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 30 November 2021 for upgrades.

The Ruins campground will remain open during the construction period, however will operate at a 50 percent capacity. The beachside amenities building will be open providing shower and toilet facilities for campers. Campers may experience construction noise on week days between the hours of 7am to 4pm.

Please follow signage and any advice from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300 or email npws.manninggreatlakes@environment.nsw.gov.au

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.06am to Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Nov 2021, 11.12am

Closed areas: Mungo Track

Mungo Track is closed between Tamboi and Brambles Green campground due to damaged boardwalk in Myall Lakes National Park.

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Applies from Sat 27 Nov 2021, 3.46pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.47pm. Last reviewed: Sat 27 Nov 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Sugar Creek Picnic Area closed due to flooding

Access to Sugar Creek Picnic Area, including Coachwood and Cabbage Palm loop walks, is closed due to flooding of the access road.  NPWS will check the water levels daily and reopen the area once the water has stopped flowing over the access causeway. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park may also be closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Mon 8 Mar 2021, 3.09pm to Fri 10 Dec 2021, 6.10pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Nov 2021, 4.16pm

Closed parks: Wallingat National Park closed for road upgrades

Bachelor Road on the western side of the Wallingat River within the park is closed until Friday 10 December 2021 for road maintenance. Completion of the work has been delayed by recent wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

The main section of the park on the eastern side of the Wallingat River ls open and includes access to the campground, Whoota lookout and boat ramp.

Please access the campground off The Lakes Way via Sugar Creek Road and River Road.

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Applies from Mon 22 Nov 2021, 7.27am to Fri 3 Dec 2021, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Nov 2021, 4.00pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to roadworks

The following areas will be closed from Monday 29 November until Thursday 2 December 2021:

  • Violet Hill Road
  • Violet Hill campground
  • Bungarie Bay campground

Roadworks involving heavy machinery/trucks will take place on Violet Hill Road from Monday 22 November to Friday 3 December 2021. Please follow safety signage and directions from staff.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 15 Sep 2021, 2.08pm to Thu 16 Dec 2021, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Nov 2021, 9.56am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed for upgrades

The following campgrounds are closed until Thursday 16 December 2021 for upgrades:

  • Joes Cove campground
  • Johnsons Beach campground
  • Mackaway Bay

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 8.50am to Sat 7 May 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Oct 2021, 10.30am

Closed areas: Sunnyside campground closed

Sunnyside campground will be closed indefinitely until major works have been completed.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 6.00am to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Oct 2021, 3.21pm

Other planned events: Campground amenity upgrades

The Ruins campground main amenities building will be closed from 19 April 2021 to 30 November 2021 for upgrades.

The Ruins campground will remain open during the construction period, however will operate at a 50 percent capacity. The beachside amenities building will be open providing shower and toilet facilities for campers. Campers may experience construction noise on week days between the hours of 7am to 4pm.

Please follow signage and any advice from staff. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Manning Great Lakes Area Office on 02 6591 0300 or email npws.manninggreatlakes@environment.nsw.gov.au

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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/the-ruins-campground-and-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Booti Booti National Park in the North Coast region
  • Booti Booti 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. Day passes are available from the Manning Great Lakes Area Office, Bulahdelah Visitor Information Centre and the Hawks Nest Newsagency.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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