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Basket Swamp horse riding trails

Basket Swamp National Park

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 Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.58am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 9.25am

Closed parks: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Torrington SCA has been damaged by bushfires. Nomads picnic area is open. However, the following areas will remain closed until it is safe to open them:

  • Blatherarm camping and picnic area
  • Mystery Face picnic area and walking track
  • Ugly Falls Corner walking track
  • Thunderbolts Lookout walk

Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information call the NPWS Tenterfield office on 02 6736 4298, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.43pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Closed campgrounds and picnic areas

This campground is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 4.03pm

Closed areas: Walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed because it is impassable and requires significant clearing works. This track will remain closed until further notice. For further information please contact the local office on 6632 0000. 

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10.42am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10.40am

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

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