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Nomads picnic area

Torrington State Conservation Area

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Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 25 Feb 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Jan 2022, 4.42pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed

The following fire trails are closed until further notice due to damage from recent wet weather:

  • Duck Creek
  • Butlermine, south of the intersection with the road to Butlers Tin Mine

Carpet Snake fire trail has reopened. However, due to trail conditions it is restricted to 4WD only, and drivers should be cautious due to rough terrain.

NPWS is monitoring the conditions and will re-open the trails as soon as possible. 

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

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Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Fri 18 Feb 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 1.47pm

Safety alerts: Degraded road conditions - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Please be aware road conditions are degraded due to recent heavy rains and flooding. Access on all roads is limited to 4WD only, and is currently unsuitable for the towing of horse floats.

Spirabo Forest Way is especially degraded. It runs through Capoompeta National Park from Ten Mile Road in the south, and continues through the western side of Washpool National Park where it joins Scrub Road in the north. Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. Do not attempt to access the reserves while towing a horse float.

For further information contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jan 2022, 4.30pm

Safety alerts: Ugly Corner Falls track damage

Ugly Corner Falls walking track is damaged due to flooding. Surfaces may be uneven due to erosion.

Please follow all signage and don't enter areas that are fenced off. Due to recent rainfall creek levels can change rapidly. It is unsafe to swim or attempt to cross rivers that are flooded.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Nov 2021, 3.40pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed until further notice due to the demolition of a bridge from a past flooding event.

The 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.

Please note:

  • 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 on 02 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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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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/nomads-picnic-area/local-alerts

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