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Depot Beach picnic area

Murramarang National Park

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 10 May 2021, 9.38am to Sat 12 Jun 2021, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 10 May 2021, 11.14am

Other planned events: Aerial Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting aerial baitng programs from Monday 7th June until Friday 11th June 2021, excluding weekends.

This includes the following sections of South Coast Branch:

  • Araluen NR
  • Badja Swamps NR
  • Bees Nest NR
  • Berlang SCA
  • Bungonia NP
  • Bungonia SCA
  • Coolumbooka NR
  • Deua NP
  • Egan Peaks NR
  • Kooraban NP
  • Monga NP
  • Monga SCA
  • Morton NP
  • Morton SCA
  • Nadgigomar NR
  • South East Forest NP
  • Tarlo River NP and
  • Wadbilliga NP

Baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

These programs will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison and are part of an integrated pest animal control strategy. Baiting is targeting foxes, feral cats and wild dogs. These feral pests undermine the recovery of native animals like bandicoots and skinks after the 2019/20 bush fires.

 

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted in National Parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs) and must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call the Merimbula NPWS office on 02 64 955000.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 3.17pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 4.43pm

Safety alerts: Dangerous creek and river crossings following heavy rains

Due to recent heavy rainfall in the last 48 hours, NPWS advises all park users to avoid entering creek or river crossings to access areas of the park. Creek and river levels are currently at flood level and will likely take several days to drop.

NPWS also advises all park users to avoid using 4WD trails in Monga National Park this weekend after this recent rainfall event, as trails may become impassable and traffic may cause significant trail damage.

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.38pm to Tue 19 Oct 2021, 3.38pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 4.03pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 19 April to Tuesday 19 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Bees Nest Nature Reserve
  • Bimberamala National Park
  • Budawang National Park
  • Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Bungonia National Park
  • Colymea State Conservation Area
  • Conjola National Park
  • Jerrawangala National Park
  • Morton National Park
  • Morton State Conservation Area
  • Murramarang National Park
  • Parma Creek Nature Reserve

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Fri 16 Apr 2021, 1.46pm to Sat 16 Oct 2021, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.12pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 16 April to Saturday 16 October 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve
  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve
  • Berlang State Conservation Area
  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve
  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
  • Deua National Park
  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forests National Park
  • Wadbilliga National Park
  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 3.07pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.13pm

Closed areas: Boundary fire trail closed at Mongarlowe River crossing

Boundary fire trail is currently closed to all traffic at the Mongarlowe River crossing. Recent significant flood damage at this river crossing has made it impassable.

It is not safe to cross at this location. Please follow signage directions and do not drive around any closure barriers. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Assessments and rectification works are scheduled, and the crossing will remain closed until these are completed. NPWS will be reviewing the closure and will update when completed. Please check this website for updates or changes. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Mon 22 Feb 2021, 10.39am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 4.53pm

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 22 February to Wednesday 30 June 2021.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Jervis Bay National Park
  • Woollamia Nature Reserve
  • Conjola National Park
  • Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve
  • Meroo National Park
  • Murramarang National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Nowra office on 02 4428 6300.

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Applies from Tue 1 Dec 2020, 12.01am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 12.34pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works

Many areas in Monga National Park remain closed due to significant bushfire damage and recovery works. The closed areas include:

  • Mongarlowe River picnic area
  • Penance Grove boardwalk
  • The Corn trail  
  • Woodleigh fire trail

Do not enter areas where road barriers are in place. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Mon 18 May 2020, 12.56pm to Tue 30 Nov 2021, 1.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Feb 2021, 10.52am

Closed areas: Closed areas due to hazardous conditions and bushfire damage

Meroo Head campground is closed to camping due to bushfire damage and hazardous conditions, but is open for day use.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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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/picnic-areas/depot-beach-picnic-area/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Murramarang National Park in the South Coast region
  • Murramarang 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. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted. Card only at Pretty Beach.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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