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Washpool horse riding trails

Washpool National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 13 November 2019, 12.47pm

Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.41pm.

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to a bushfire nearby. The fire is burning on the southern side of Gwydir Highway in Gibraltar Range National Park.

The closed areas are:

  • Bellbird campground
  • Coombadjha campground
  • Coachwood picnic area
  • Granite picnic area
  • Washpool walk
  • Coombadjha nature stroll
  • Gibraltar/Washpool World Heritage Walk
  • Washpool horse riding trails

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Kaloe Mountain Trail Fire.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm.

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 6 Sep 2019, 11.02am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 1.00pm

Fires - Advice: Kaloe Mountain Trail

There is a fire in this park called Kaloe Mountain Trail. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 6 parks and 7 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 27 Oct 2019, 10.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 11.30am

Fires - Advice: Kangawalla

There is a fire in this park called Kangawalla. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 2 parks and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 4 Oct 2019, 11.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 6.31am

Fires - Advice: Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat

There is a fire in this park called Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 12 Nov 2019, 12.25pm to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 12.47pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfire. Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Mon 11 Nov 2019, 8.00am to Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9.24am

Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather

This park and all parks in the area are closed due to current extreme fire danger conditions and the bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Affects 11 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Mon 4 Nov 2019, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 4.41pm

Closed areas: Closed areas due to bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to a bushfire nearby. The fire is burning on the southern side of Gwydir Highway in Gibraltar Range National Park.

The closed areas are:

  • Bellbird campground
  • Coombadjha campground
  • Coachwood picnic area
  • Granite picnic area
  • Washpool walk
  • Coombadjha nature stroll
  • Gibraltar/Washpool World Heritage Walk
  • Washpool horse riding trails

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance. This fire is called Kaloe Mountain Trail Fire.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 25 Sep 2019, 1.36pm to Fri 29 Nov 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 6 Nov 2019, 5.05pm

Closed areas: Part of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - Active wildfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to a wildfire that is burning in the park. The closed areas are:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Escarpment walk
  • The section of Bicentennial National trail in this park

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.05pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 4.05pm

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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and 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.

Affects 27 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 30 Aug 2019, 9.15am to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Aug 2019, 9.27am

Closed parks: Entire park closed due to recent wildfire

This park is closed due to safety issues caused by a recent bushfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2019, 2.37pm to Sat 30 Nov 2019, 2.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Aug 2019, 7.32pm

Closed areas: Areas closed after recent bushfire

Some areas of this park are closed due to safety issues caused by a recent bushfire. The closed areas are:

  • Morgans Gully
  • Cypress campground
  • Cockatoo walk

The closures may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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/washpool-horse-riding-trails/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Washpool National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

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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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Horse riding trails, Washpool National Park. Photo: D Richards/OEH