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Washpool horse riding trails

Washpool National Park

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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Sun 28 Feb 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Jan 2021, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of February 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 3.23pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Peacock Creek Road

Some creek crossings along Peacock Creek Road approaching Richmond Range National Park are impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. Alternative access to Peacock Creek campground for 2WD and low clearance vehicles is from the east via Sextonville Road only.

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

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Applies from Tue 21 Jul 2020, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 3.03pm

Closed areas: Ugly Corner Falls walking track

Torrington State Conservation Area has been damaged by bushfires. Ugly Corner Falls walking track remains closed. Do not enter closed areas.

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

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Dec 2020, 11.53am

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 Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 4.46pm

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 Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Sep 2020, 1.51pm

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf 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 to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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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 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/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

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

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