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Mystery Face picnic area

Torrington State Conservation Area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.06pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9.40am

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo River walk

Boonoo Boonoo River walk is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 8.58am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Degraded road conditions

Due to recent weather events, the condition of access roads to this park may be degraded. Please be cautious and drive to the conditions.

For further information contact the local office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 2.50pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 14 May 2021, 2.47pm

Closed areas: Ugly Corner Falls walking track closed due to flood damage

The Ugly Corner Falls walking track in Torrington SCA is currently closed until further notice, due to flood damage sustained in recent weather events.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700..

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 9.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 26 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Bald Rock NP
  • Barool NP
  • Basket Swamp NP
  • Bluff River NR
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Butterleaf NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Cataract NP
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kings Plains NP
  • Mann River NR
  • Maryland NP
  • Nullamanna NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Torrington SCA
  • Washpool NP

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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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 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/picnic-areas/mystery-face-picnic-area/local-alerts

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