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Lagoon Pinch picnic area

Barrington Tops National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 9 March 2021, 11.56am

Applies from Tue 5 Jan 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 11.56am.

Closed areas: Williams Top Road closed due to storm damage

Some parts of this park are closed until further notice due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed Williams Top Road due to trail conditions. Upper Lagoon Pinch Forest Road is also closed due to dangerous trees. Access to Black Swamp and Wombat Creek campgrounds is affected.

The closed areas are:

  • Williams Top picnic area (Upper Rocky Crossing walk)
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail

Sites in Barrington Tops Plateau, including Wombat Creek campground and Black Swamp campground, can still be accessed via Link trail (Kerripit Road, Gloucester Tops) or Junction Pools (via Barrington trail).

Burraga Swamp track can now be accessed via Allyn River Road (use either Salisbury Gap Road from Salisbury or Bingleburra Road from Dungog). If you're in a 2WD vehicle, drive with caution and avoid this area in wet weather.

Check conditions before travelling because causeways rise quickly with rain. 

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 9 Feb 2021, 4.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 3.52pm

Closed areas: Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail closure

Gummi Falls campground and Bullock Brush trail are closed from:

  • Monday 8 February to Thursday 1 April 2021, and;
  • Tuesday 6 April to Tuesday 31 May 2021

The closure is to allow for campground upgrade works. During other times when Gummi Falls campground is open at Easter (Thursday 1 April to Tuesday 6 April 2021) it may be closed at short notice due to wet weather.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Barrington Tops area office on 02 6540 2300 or 02 6538 5300.

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Applies from Tue 5 Jan 2021, 10.44am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Mar 2021, 11.56am

Closed areas: Williams Top Road closed due to storm damage

Some parts of this park are closed until further notice due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. Forestry Corporation of NSW has closed Williams Top Road due to trail conditions. Upper Lagoon Pinch Forest Road is also closed due to dangerous trees. Access to Black Swamp and Wombat Creek campgrounds is affected.

The closed areas are:

  • Williams Top picnic area (Upper Rocky Crossing walk)
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail

Sites in Barrington Tops Plateau, including Wombat Creek campground and Black Swamp campground, can still be accessed via Link trail (Kerripit Road, Gloucester Tops) or Junction Pools (via Barrington trail).

Burraga Swamp track can now be accessed via Allyn River Road (use either Salisbury Gap Road from Salisbury or Bingleburra Road from Dungog). If you're in a 2WD vehicle, drive with caution and avoid this area in wet weather.

Check conditions before travelling because causeways rise quickly with rain. 

For more information call the NPWS Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

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Applies from Tue 9 Mar 2021, 8.36am to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 11.26pm. Last reviewed: Sat 6 Mar 2021, 9.23am

Other planned events: 1080 aerial baiting pest management program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Mount Royal National Park from Monday 15 March to Sunday 28 March 2021. The program uses meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock. There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Bulga area office on 02 6574 5555 or the see NPWS web page alerts.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Mar 2021, 3.46pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 5.00pm to Sun 28 Mar 2021, 2.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 3.30pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Sunday 28 March 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits and meat bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Thu 4 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Mar 2021, 8.07am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Wed 3 Mar 2021, 9.00am to Tue 14 Sep 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 5.22pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a ongoing aerial and ground baiting program in this park from Monday 15 March to Tuesday 14 September 2021. The operation will involve the use of meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. 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 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 email or call the NPWS Hunter Central Coast office on 0436 003 303.

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Applies from Wed 17 Feb 2021, 10.12am to Fri 2 Apr 2021, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 11.31am

Closed areas: Rocky Crossing walk closure

Rocky Crossing walk in Barrington Tops National Park will be closed from Monday 22 February 2021 for hazardous tree works. The closure is expected to last approximately three weeks, depending on weather conditions.

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Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.16pm

Fire bans: Goulburn River National Park part 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)

Campfires are permitted in steel fireplaces in Spring Gully and Big River campgrounds.

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 9.20am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 9.21am. Last reviewed: Mon 4 Jan 2021, 12.19pm

Fire bans: Wollemi National Park part park fire ban

A part 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)

Campfires are permitted in the following campgrounds unless a Total Fire Ban has been declared by the NSW Rural Fire Service:

  • Colo Meroo
  • Coorongooba
  • Dunn's Swamp Ganguddy
  • Newnes
  • Wheeny Creek

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the NSW Rural Fire Service or the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Applies from Thu 1 Oct 2020, 12.00am to Wed 31 Mar 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 Jan 2021, 2.14pm

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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 17 Dec 2020, 9.50am

Closed areas: Trails closed to vehicles due to unsafe trail conditions

The following trails are closed in this park until further notice, due to unsafe trail conditions:

  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail

There is alternative access to Gummi Falls campground via Bullocks Brush trail.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 11.53am. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Camping at Bretti Reserve

Bretti Reserve is a MidCoast Council-managed camping area. It is not attached to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Bretti Nature Reserve.

For information about camping at Bretti Reserve please call the MidCoast Visitor Information Centre in Gloucester on 02 6538 5252.

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Applies from Tue 13 Oct 2020, 10.37am. Last reviewed: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 8.57am

Closed areas: Barrington trail south - closed beyond Junction Pools

The last 5km of Barrington Trail south remains closed to vehicles due to trail conditions following recent wet conditions. Visitors can still access both Little Murray and Junction Pools campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call either the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300 or the NPWS Scone area office on 02 6540 2300.

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Applies from Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 3.21pm

Closed areas: Little Mountain campground closed

Little Mountain Road and Little Mountain campground in Karuah National Park are closed while Little Mountain Road is being upgraded. The road is impassable. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 9 Nov 2017, 9.59am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 May 2020, 9.58am

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park

Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It has been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.

Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

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Applies from Thu 18 Oct 2018, 4.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Upper Avon Road closed

Upper Avon Road in Berrico Nature Reserve is currently closed to all vehicles between Berrico Road and Berrico Creek Road. This is due to the failure of an old log culvert. NSW National Parks is working on fixing the problem as soon as possible, depending on resource availability and the weather. For more information, please call the NPWS Gloucester area office on 02 6538 5300.

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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/lagoon-pinch-picnic-area/local-alerts

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