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Peery Lake picnic area

Paroo-Darling National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 30 March 2020, 4.53pm

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.53pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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, 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 Wed 1 Apr 2020, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Apr 2020, 10.56am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to rain

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain. The access road from Wilcannia to Tilpa (east side) is currently closed. For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 1 Apr 2020, 10.15am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 11.20am

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed - access roads closed

Kinchega National Park is closed due to rain, causing major access roads to be impassable. The park will reopen when roads open again. Camping is not permitted. For further information, contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Apr 2020, 10.24am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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, 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 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 4.53pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

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, 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 Mon 30 Mar 2020, 11.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 3.02pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and Redbank Homestead closed

All campgrounds in this park and Redbank Homestead are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking. For further information call 1300 072 757.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.21am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.28am

Closed areas: Accommodation and visitor centre closed

Sturt Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. All hard-roofed accommodation is also closed. For more information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 10.02am. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.22am

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground closed

Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground are closed for overnight camping until further notice. Kinchega National Park remains open to visitors. For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 27 Mar 2020, 10.17am

Closed areas: Visitor centre and Shearers Quarters closed

Kinchega National Park Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The Shearers Quarters accommodation is also closed. Other areas in Kinchega National Park remain open. For more information, please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.25pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 3.26pm

Closed areas: Mutawintji Visitor Centre and Homestead Creek campground closed

Mutawintji National Park Visitor Centre and Homestead Creek campground will be closed from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020. Other areas in the park remain open but overnight camping is not permitted until further notice. For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.03pm

Closed areas: All campgrounds closed

All campgrounds in Sturt National Park are closed from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020, until further notice. Sturt National Park remains open. For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2820.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 6.00am to Tue 26 May 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 24 Mar 2020, 3.14pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox ground baiting program

Ground baits containing ACTA 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) will be laid along various tracks and trails in Toorale National Park and Toorale State Conservation Area from Thursday 26 March to Tuesday 26 May 2020. This is to control wild dog and fox populations.

1080 is poisonous to humans if swallowed and harmful if absorbed by the skin or inhaled. If poisoning occurs, contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26. For further information please contact the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Thu 2 Apr 2020, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8.46am

Closed parks: Park closed for ground pest control operation

This park is closed from 4pm, Thursday 2 April to 4pm Sunday 5 April 2020 for a ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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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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Emergency services

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Peery Lake full of water in 2012. Photo: Dinitee Haskard OEH