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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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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 4.30pm to Tue 30 Aug 2022, 4.31pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 6.31pm

Closed areas: Berry Jerry precinct closed due to flooding

The Berry Jerry precinct of Murrumbidgee Valley National Park is closed due to flooding until Tuesday 30 August 2022. This closure may be extended if high water levels and/or ongoing wet weather continue.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tumut area office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 2.51pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 2.52pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.51am

Closed areas: Fisherman's Bend Road closure - Millewa precinct

Fisherman's Bend Road in the Millewa precinct, from Tocumwal Road to River Road, is closed due recent high rainfall and seasonal flooding.

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Applies from Fri 5 Aug 2022, 11.10am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2022, 5.09pm

Safety alerts: Murrumbidgee River - Moderate flood warning

Murrumbidgee River height may increase rapidly.

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. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life threatening situations call the emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 11.14am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Mungo Lakebed bicycle trail

Mungo Lakebed bicycle trail is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 for maintenance works and signage upgrade.

The section from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Homestead site remains open to cycling and walking.

Other options for cycling include the Walls Road and Zanci Pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles so cycle with caution.

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.30pm

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.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 2.53pm

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre. A new gas barbecue has been ordered for this area. Please use the gas barbecues in Mungo Main campground until the Visitor Centre one is operational. 

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Applies from Tue 26 Jul 2022, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 4.16pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control operations

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting pest control operations Tuesday 9 August to Saturday 10 September 2022 in Yanga National Park, Yanga Nature Reserve ,and Yanga State conservation Area.

The programs include a baiting program using fresh meat baits and/or commercially prepared bait containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The baiting program will be conducted between Tuesday 9 August to Monday 29 August 2022.

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

Ground shooting operations will also be conducted at opportune times between Tuesday 9 August to Monday 29 August 2022 at the Yanga Homestead & Woolshed precincts which will be closed to the public when operations are in action.

Aerial shooting operations are planned for Wednesday 7 September to Saturday 10 September 2022 in areas not open to the public.

For further information please call NPWS Yanga ranger on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Tue 7 Jun 2022, 3.01pm to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.52am

Other incidents: Unsealed road access affected by rain and seasonal flooding

Unsealed road access to campgrounds and visitation areas in Murray Valley National and Regional Parks has been affected by recent high rainfall and seasonal flooding. Please check local weather conditions before entering these reserves.

Some roads have been closed due to flooding. Please do not drive through floodwater.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jul 2022, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jul 2022, 4.05pm

Closed areas: Yanga Visitor Attractions Closed

The following visitor attractions are currently closed;

  • Yanga Lake walking track
  • Yanga Lake Redgum bird hide
  • Yanga Lake viewing deck
  • Yanga Woolshed picnic area

For more information contact the Yanga Park Office on 0350 201 826.

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Applies from Thu 21 Jul 2022, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Jul 2022, 4.12pm

Closed areas: Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds closed due to flooding

Woolpress Bend and Mamanga campgrounds are closed due to ongoing flooding. This situation is not expected to change in the foreseeable future. 

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Please reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 03 5020 1764.

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Applies from Mon 18 Jul 2022, 1.36pm to Fri 2 Sep 2022, 1.44pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Jul 2022, 8.30am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to flooding

Woperana campgrounds are closed from Monday 18 July 2022 until further notice due to widespread flooding.

Many roads in these areas are closed and impassable due to changes in river height. All campgrounds will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Remember, it is never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you'll need to reschedule your visit. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 1.07pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jul 2022, 1.06pm

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

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

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Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 2.02pm

Other incidents: Yanga Lake algae alert - potentially toxic

An amber alert for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.

The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use, but generally suitable for water sports. However, people are advised to exercise caution in these areas as blue-green algae is toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, as well as skin and eye irritations after contact.

Regatta Beach picnic area remains open. Please avoid contact with the water. For more information visit the Water NSW website.

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Applies from Thu 17 Mar 2022, 2.35pm. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Mar 2022, 3.00pm

Closed areas: Limited access to Swifts Creek Campground

There is limited access to Swifts Creek Campground via the Cobb Highway due to water being over the road or wet conditions. Access is only available via Porters Creek Road or the River Road, near Picnic Point, Mathoura. Access to River Road is via Picnic Point Road.

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

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Applies from Tue 29 Sep 2020, 12.55pm. Last reviewed: Sat 13 Mar 2021, 4.16pm

Closed areas: Yanga National Park office closed - still taking phone calls and emails

Yanga National Park office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions. You can still contact us by phone or email for information.

Visitors can still access the historic Yanga Homestead precinct between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily. A self-guided tour offering exclusive access inside the homestead is available from Balranald Visitor Information Centre or Balranald Caravan Park. Call the visitor information centre on 1800 444 043 for more information.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.00am

Other planned events: Campground available for booking in Kyalite precinct

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 Kyalite (Murray Valley), 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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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 8.59am

Other planned events: Campgrounds available for booking

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 Euston Regional Park and Kemendok 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

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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