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Basket Swamp horse riding trails

Basket Swamp National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 22 January 2020, 2.53pm

Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jan 2020, 2.53pm.

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage is missing.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 28 Nov 2019, 12.26pm to Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 12.08pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Clarence Area

This park is closed until further notice due to bush fire damage and bush fire recovery. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This park is expected to reopen Monday 30 March 2020. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.25pm to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 3.36pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Monday 30 March 2020. This closure will remain unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Sun 1 Dec 2019, 11.23am to Sun 29 Mar 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 2.04pm

Closed parks: Park closed - bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire activity until Monday 30 March 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jan 2020, 2.53pm

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage is missing.

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Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. Closed areas include the 4WD access to North Washpool, an area also known as Washpool rest area, entering from Baryulgil onto Collum Collum Road. The bridge is washed away, at the junction of Washpool Creek and Collum Collum Road.

  • Washpool National Park’s 2WD entrance off Gwydir Highway onto Coachwood Drive and Washpool Forest Way is open.
  • Bellbird campground, Coombadjha campground and the Granites lookout and picnic areas are accessible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/things-to-do/horse-riding-trails/basket-swamp-horse-riding-trails/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary