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The Willows campground and picnic area

Yanga State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 8 Apr 2024, 4.36pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Apr 2024, 11.59am

Safety alerts: Bridge Closed - Millewa River Road

Millewa River Road is CLOSED from the entrance at Millewa Road intersection to Clay Island Road intersection due to "Black & White" Bridge being unsafe for vehicles.

A detour is in place to direct traffic along Fisherman's Bend road to the east for access to the Murray Valley National Park and the Murray River.

Please follow signage as penalties do apply.

 

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Applies from Mon 30 Oct 2023, 2.08pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 4.43pm

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Moira South Campgrounds CLOSED

Some Moira South Campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park have been closed to camping. Areas closed have been sign-posted. Alternative Campgrounds are available nearby.

 

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

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 1.34pm to Fri 26 Apr 2024, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 8.10am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to recent flood damage

The following campgrounds will be CLOSED until further notice, due to flood damage. 

If you are unsure of where these campgrounds are, please refer to the campground maps provided when booking online. 

  • Benerembah - All campgrounds 
  • Cuba South - All campgrounds 
  • MIA 1 - Catfish Corner (eroded bank)
  • Uri - All campgrounds 

Flood damage includes, eroded river banks, washouts and sinkholes making it hard to access the campgrounds and unsafe to camp.

These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe. Penalties apply for non-compliance

 

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2024, 12.03pm to Tue 16 Apr 2024, 12.03pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Apr 2024, 11.53am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

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 Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Mar 2024, 7.12am

Safety alerts: Directions to Mungo from Balranald

Please be aware that Google maps are providing some incorrect directions to Mungo from Balranald.

The only public access to the Mungo National Park, from Balranald, is via the Marma Box Creek Road and Turlee Leaghur Road.

Follow the brown tourists signs from Balranald.

There is no public access to Mungo National Park from the eastern side.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 11.11am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Mar 2024, 9.15am

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.01pm to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Mar 2024, 2.10pm

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed (bike) trail closed

The Mungo lakebed (bike) trail is closed.

The dual walking track and bike trail from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Woolshed remains open.

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

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Applies from Fri 3 Nov 2023, 1.07pm. Last reviewed: Sat 9 Mar 2024, 11.24am

Closed areas: Murray Valley National Park - Whymoul - campgrounds closed

As a safety precaution the Whymoul precinct campgrounds in the Murray Valley National Park are closed due to recent wet weather and flooding.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 Griffith park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Thu 1 Feb 2024, 9.33am to Tue 30 Apr 2024, 9.34am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9.14am

Closed areas: Thornley Area closed

Thornley Campgrounds remain closed from Thursday 1 February to Tuesday 30 April 2024 while the roads are being upgraded. 

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

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Applies from Wed 17 Jan 2024, 9.36am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.37am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2024, 9.12am

Safety alerts: Toupna Crossing Road - Murphy's Crossing Bridge OUT - Millewa precinct - Murray Valley National Park

The bridge at Murphy's Crossing on Toupna Crossing Rd in the Millewa precinct is CLOSED. There is a detour in place, please obey signage.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 12.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 12 Apr 2024, 9.34am

Closed areas: Murray Valley Regional Park - Deniliquin Campgrounds

The following areas are still closed due to previous flood impacts in areas:

 

* Kira / Leaves Campground

* Pana / Ring-tailed Possum Campground

* Deniliquin mountain bike trails

 

Willoughby's Beach Campground remains OPEN.

 

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

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Applies from Thu 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Mar 2024, 8.04am

Safety alerts: Mungo Woolshed - Partial Closure

The southern section of the Mungo Woolshed is currently closed until 30 June 2024 while heritage conservation works are being undertaken. Please do not access areas beyond barriers and no entry signage.

The northern section is still open for visitor access.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office.

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Applies from Thu 14 Dec 2023, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 25 Mar 2024, 8.59am

Safety alerts: Blue-Green Algae Advice

There is currently an AMBER alert for potentially toxic blue-green algae on Yanga Lake. At amber alert levels blue-green algae may be multiplying in numbers. The water may have a green tinge and musty or organic odour. The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered. The water may also be unsuitable for stock watering. The water remains suitable for recreational use, however algal concentrations can change rapidly. Water users should use caution and avoid water where signs of blue-green algae present. For more information visit the Water NSW website https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-services/water-quality/algae-alerts 

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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-willows-campground-and-picnic-area/local-alerts

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