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Marmong picnic area

Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 20 December 2019, 2.47pm

Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Sat 23 Nov 2019, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 24 Jan 2020, 6.22pm

Fires - Advice: Burwood Road

There is a fire in this park called Burwood Road. 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 Tue 7 Oct 2014, 1.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 12.39pm

Closed areas: Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area closed

Parts of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area are closed for approved underground mining operations. The affected areas (see map) have been closed to protect visitor safety, because they're subject to subsidence and remediation activities from the mining operations.

The Great North Walk remains open. An update will be provided should this situation change.

If you're visiting the park, please be aware of subsidence and pollution incidents that took place in 2013, which were greater than what was expected from normal mining operations. These included a cliff fall in the north, and a subsidence and grout leak incident in the central part of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. 

If you're planning to visit the park during this time, please stay on formed tracks and trails and observe all barriers, warning signs and safety messages. Areas subject to possible cliff fall or subsidence in both areas of the park are clearly marked. For more information, call the NPWS Lower Hunter area office on 02 4946 4100. NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Fri 8 Nov 2019, 11.06am to Tue 31 Mar 2020, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2.47pm

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans

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.

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Applies from Fri 4 Jan 2019, 1.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Jan 2020, 9.44am

Closed areas: Morisset picnic area

The Morisset section of Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area is closed from Thursday 20 December 2018. There is restricted access to the Morisset Hospital Site and Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area foreshore and Morisset picnic area. Alternative picnic areas are located in the Lake Macquarie Council area in and around the Morisset and Bonnells Bay foreshores. There is no public access to view the kangaroos that frequent the hospital site.

Members of the public can contact the hospital administrative office on 02 4973 0222. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sat 25 Jan 2020, 5.17pm. Last reviewed: Sat 25 Jan 2020, 5.37pm

Closed areas: Glenrock State Conservation Area closed areas due to bushfire

Glenrock State Conservation Area (SCA) has been partially closed, effective Saturday 25th January 2020, due to bushfire operations and hazardous trees associated with the Burwood Road fire. Walking tracks, management trails and mountain bike trails between Burwood Road and Gun Club Road are affected by this park closure. This temporary park closure is in the interests of public and firefighter safety.

 

The closed areas are -

Yuelarbah car park

Yuelarbah walking track

Yuelarbah management trail 

Depot trail

 

Mountain bike trails closed South of Gun Club Road and North of Yuelarbah car park including;

Fernleigh Management Trail

Big Dipper

Yuelarbah-Fernleigh link

Fernleigh Entrance

Link Trail

Grass Tree

Deluge

Any informal or illegal trails

 

Pedestrians, cyclists and other users are unable to access these locations. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

 

Changes in bushfire activity and risks can be sudden and could result in further closures. NPWS requests all people visiting Glenrock SCA to closely monitor conditions and the bushfire situation by referring to the below information sources -

 

For up-to-date fire information, including on total fire bans (TOBANs) visit the NSW Rural Fire Service: Fires Near Me app or Rural Fire Service website (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au).

 

For updates on park closures and before visiting any other NSW national park, visit: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au  

 

For full details and updates on all road closures check with Live Traffic NSW (www.livetraffic.com) before travelling through any National Park

 

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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/marmong-picnic-area/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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Marmong picnic area, Lake Macquarie State Conservation Area. Photo: Ashley Deveridge