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Washpool horse riding trails

Washpool National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 16 September 2019, 1.52pm

Applies from Mon 16 Sep 2019, 1.27pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 1.52pm.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to wildfire

This park is closed due to wildfires in the area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me.

Emergency after hours contacts: 1800 270 880 or 02 8275 1742.

For enquiries about accommodation, call 13000 72757.

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 Sat 31 Aug 2019, 9.04am. Last reviewed: Sun 22 Sep 2019, 8.36pm

Fires - Advice: Bees Nest

There is a fire in this park called Bees Nest. 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.

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Applies from Thu 19 Sep 2019, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 3.07pm

Closed parks: Entire park closed due to wildfires

This park is closed due to the dangers associated with potential wildfires in the area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700. Or visit Rural Fire Service fires near me for information on fire risks in the area.

Emergency after hours contacts: 1800 270 880 or 02 8275 1742.

For enquires about accommodation or general park information, call 13000 72757.

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Applies from Mon 16 Sep 2019, 1.27pm to Mon 30 Sep 2019, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 1.52pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to wildfire

This park is closed due to wildfires in the area, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700 or visit Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me.

Emergency after hours contacts: 1800 270 880 or 02 8275 1742.

For enquiries about accommodation, call 13000 72757.

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Applies from Thu 5 Sep 2019, 12.00am to Mon 23 Sep 2019, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 12.16pm

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.

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Applies from Tue 10 Sep 2019, 8.24am to Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Sep 2019, 10.42am

Closed parks: Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - Active wildfire impacting entire park

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

  • Ebor Falls
  • 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.

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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.

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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 Tue 2 Jul 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jul 2019, 9.25am

Hazard reduction burns: Bogglamore Swamp HR

There is a fire in this park called Bogglamore Swamp HR. 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.

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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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Applies from Mon 1 Apr 2019, 12.57pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 May 2019, 2.02pm

Safety alerts: Vehicle access to riverbank campsites affected by storm damage

Vehicle access to some riverbank campsites is affected by storm damage. Access barriers are in place.

For more information, please call the NPWS Clarence area office on 02 6641 1500 for further information.

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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