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Basket Swamp horse riding trails

Basket Swamp National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 13 March 2020, 2.54pm

Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.54pm.

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 Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 1 Mar 2021, 3.11pm

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

Access to Peacock Creek campground is limited due to road damage and wet weather impacts.

Please note:

  • Peacock Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to water over creek crossings
  • Iron Pot Creek Road is 4WD access only due to severe road surface damage and gullying 
  • Sextonville Road has limited 2WD access. Current road conditions are unsuitable for small cars due to erosion and storm damage to the road surface.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jan 2021, 1.08pm

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance and major repair works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 21 Dec 2020, 3.28pm to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.48am

Closed areas: Murray Scrub Carpark Road

Murray Scrub Carpark Road is closed for maintenance and repair works. This road will remain closed until further notice. 

Access to Iron Pot Creek campground is not affected by this closure. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 2 Dec 2020, 11.31am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 8.47am

Safety alerts: North Yabbra Road - Height restriction

North Yabbra Road has a current height restriction of 2.2m. This is due to a large tree falling across a cut in road section. NPWS are working to resolve this problem. Please take care and drive with caution

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Oct 2020, 11.38am

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.23pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Sep 2020, 3.43pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls currently closed

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping along with recent drought has killed many trees within the 2-hectare Aboriginal Area. The closure will allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future uses of the area. 

Other campground areas are available in Urbenville and Woodenbong, and at Koreelah and Richmond Range National Park.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.44am

Other planned events: Grassy Creek campground

If you plan to stay at Grassy Creek campground in Washpool National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or, complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Grassy Creek campground.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 8.02am

Closed areas: Closed roads in Yabbra National Park

Roads in Yabbra National Park are closed to allow for post fire repair works. Only Pocupar Road and Joes Box Road remain open to traffic, take care and be aware of road conditions.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 Nov 2020, 4.27pm

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 may be missing.

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Applies from Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.54pm

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 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

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