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Peery Lake picnic area

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 3 July 2024, 4.11pm

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.11pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in Paroo-Darling National Park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 11 Dec 2023, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 11.59am

Closed areas: Darling River campground is closed due to rain

Darling River campground is closed due to rain.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 6.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jul 2024, 10.59am

Closed areas: Peery Day Use Area is closed.

Peery Lake day use area is closed to the public. Coach and Horses campground is now available for camping as the local road has opened with caution.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Park office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jul 2024, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Jul 2024, 8.50am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to wet weather

The following areas are closed due to heavy rainfall & Transport NSW road closures.

  • Gorge Loop Road
  •  Olive Downs and Fort Grey Campgrounds
  • Middle Road
  • Jump Up Loop Road

Please note:

  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding.
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

Dead Horse Gully Campground remains open.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308

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Applies from Tue 16 Jul 2024, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Jul 2024, 12.07pm

Safety alerts: Lake Eckerboon campground is closed due to rain. 

Lake Eckerboon campground is closed due to rain.  Closure will be updated as road condition changes. For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 15 Jul 2024, 6.10pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jul 2024, 6.12pm

Safety alerts: Mutawintji NP is open with access only via the Silver City Highway.

Mutawintji NP is open with access only via the Silver City Highway.  Please call the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 for further information. 

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Applies from Mon 24 Jun 2024, 3.43pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jul 2024, 9.45am

Other planned events: Fort Grey campground maintenance underway

Fort Grey campground is undergoing some maintenance to upgrade the facilities.  The campground is still functional with access to current amenities.  Please be patient as we provide you with improved facilities. For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jun 2024, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jul 2024, 8.21am

Closed parks: Park Closed due to heavy rainfall

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park is currently closed due to heavy rainfall.

  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Jul 2024, 4.45pm

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed indefinitely for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is a small road connecting Woolshed Drive to Tandou Road within Kinchega NP and it remains closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Jul 2024, 4.11pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in Paroo-Darling National Park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 6 Jun 2024, 11.32am. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.49am

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to water over road & slippery surfaces

Middle road is currently closed due to water over the road and slippery surfaces.

 

  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding.
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

 

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308

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Applies from Mon 4 Dec 2023, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jun 2024, 9.49am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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 Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jul 2024, 7.56am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/peery-lake-picnic-area/local-alerts

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