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Towac picnic area

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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Applies from Thu 15 Sep 2022, 9.09am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 9.09am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Sep 2022, 9.56am

Safety alerts: Deep water in the creek crossings on Dripping Rock and Terarra Creek fire trails

Due to ongoing rain, the usually dry Terarra Creek is now flowing and full to its banks.

The creek crosses the vehicle trail a number of times between the park entrance and Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area.

As of Friday 16 September there is very deep water in some of the creek crossings. To access these creek crossings, vehicles with high ground clearance are required.

The creek crossings all have either a concrete culvert or rock base. However the vehicle trails are a natural surface, or gravel, and so are prone to developing pot holes in ongoing wet weather.

Please take care and drive to the conditions.

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Applies from Sun 25 Sep 2022, 8.02am to Sat 30 Sep 2023, 8.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 5.37pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ongoing baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program in Nangar National Park from Wednesday 28 September 2022 to Monday 27 March 2023. 

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of feral goats.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs should 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 please call the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 14 Sep 2022, 9.00am to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 3.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Sep 2022, 11.50am

Closed areas: No vehicle access to Mount Nangar lookout

The following areas are closed to vehicles until further notice due to recent wet weather:

  • Mount Nangar lookout
  • Nangar fire trail
  • Goanna fire trail
  • Terarra Creek fire trail is closed south of Dripping Rock picnic area.

Terarra Creek campground and Dripping Rock picnic area remain accessible to 4WD vehicles.

Trail conditions will be monitored and trails will be reopened as soon as trafficable. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 6 Sep 2022, 3.00pm to Mon 17 Oct 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Sep 2022, 5.53pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to wet conditions

Goobang National Park is closed from 3pm, Tuesday 6 September 2022 to 3pm, Monday 17 October 2022 due to wet weather.

This closure includes all walking tracks, campgrounds and fire trails in the park. Please do not enter the park.

This closure will be reassessed weekly and the park will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information.

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 the most current information please contact the NPWS Central West area office at Bathurst on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jul 2022, 2.56pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 5.33pm

Safety alerts: Golden Gully track access

Golden Gully will be closed to users when weather forecasts predict 20mm or more of rainfall within a 24 hour period. Erosion and hazards may be present within the gully during and following significant and prolonged periods of rainfall. Please take care and follow on site signage.

For more information contact the NPWS Hill End Historic Site office on 02 6370 9050.

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Applies from Wed 10 Aug 2022, 11.56am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 11.44am. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 7.33am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 fox ground baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in this park from Thursday 1 September 2022 to Tuesday 28 February 2023.

The operation will involve the use of CPE's containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Some red meat may also be used.

The program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

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

For more information, please contact the NPWS Bathurst area office on 02 6332 7640 or send an email.

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