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Bald Rock National Park

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Last reviewed: Fri 10 June 2022, 10.08am

Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 8.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 10.08am.

Other planned events: Notice of works, potential short delays

Walking tracks in this park are being upgraded until Thursday 30 June 2022. Please be aware there may be some minor delays in the picnic area carpark. Heavy, noisy machinery will be used as a part of this work.

All walking tracks, campsites and the picnic area will remain open during these works.

Please follow any signage or directions from contractors surrounding these works, and do not cross any barriers that may be in place.

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

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 1.51pm to Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 4.16pm.

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be doing a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program from Monday 11 April to Monday 4 July 2022 in this park.

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 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 further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
2 July 2022 Other planned events Increased visitation due to planned event Details

Applies from Sat 2 Jul 2022, 2.00pm to Sat 2 Jul 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jun 2022, 4.42pm

On Saturday 2 July 2022, there will be a large increase in the number of visitors in this park in the afternoon. This is due to an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bald Rock National Park. The following areas will be particularly affected:

  • Bald Rock Summit walking tracks
  • Bald Rock campground and picnic area

To ensure that you are not impacted upon during your visit, we encourage you to:

  • Plan your visit outside the peak periods of 2pm to 5pm.
  • Explore lesser-known spots.
  • Check this alert before leaving home and again before arriving at the park.
  • Complete campground bookings online before your arrival.

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

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 5.01pm

Safety alerts: Road closure and safety advice - 4WD only and horse float restrictions

Spirabo Forest Way is closed at the north-western end of Washpool National Park (from Scrub Road at Tenterfield) due to major damage from ongoing wet weather.

Access to Four Bull Hut should is by Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, or from Ten Mile Road in the south from Deepwater, through Capoompeta National Park. All road conditions in these parks are degraded due to recent heavy rains and flooding, and access on all open roads is limited to 4WD only, and is currently unsuitable for the towing of horse floats.

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 Wed 31 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jun 2022, 1.45pm

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 Mon 13 Jun 2022, 9.33am to Sat 13 Aug 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jun 2022, 9.39am

Closed areas: Link Road Closed due to damaged road surface.

Link Road is closed due to damaged road surface. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 3 Jun 2022, 8.00am to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Jun 2022, 10.08am

Other planned events: Notice of works, potential short delays

Walking tracks in this park are being upgraded until Thursday 30 June 2022. Please be aware there may be some minor delays in the picnic area carpark. Heavy, noisy machinery will be used as a part of this work.

All walking tracks, campsites and the picnic area will remain open during these works.

Please follow any signage or directions from contractors surrounding these works, and do not cross any barriers that may be in place.

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

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Applies from Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4.32pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jun 2022, 4.05pm

Closed parks: Multiple parks closed due to hazardous conditions

The closure of the following parks and reserves has been extended until Monday 29 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions and damage from flooding and storm events:

  • Boatharbour Nature Reserve
  • Bundjalung State Conservation Area
  • Bungabbee Nature Reserve
  • Bungawalbin National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
  • Dubay Nuraham Aboriginal Area
  • Hogarth Range Nature Reserve
  • Jackywalbin State Conservation Area
  • Little Pimlico Island Nature Reserve
  • Muckleewee Mountain Nature Reserve
  • North Obelisk Nature Reserve
  • Tabbimoble Swamp Nature Reserve
  • Uralba Nature Reserve
  • Wilsons Nature Reserve
  • Yarringully Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area

No public access is permitted. These closures may be extended pending completion of repair works and additional weather impacts.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Richmond River Area on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 1.51pm to Mon 4 Jul 2022, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 4.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 ground and aerial baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be doing a 1080 ground and aerial baiting program from Monday 11 April to Monday 4 July 2022 in this park.

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 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 further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 4 May 2022, 8.49am

Closed parks: Access road closed due to roadworks

Basket Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to weather damaged access roads. Please check back for updates.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands Office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Mon 4 Apr 2022, 10.56am to Mon 4 Jul 2022, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Apr 2022, 11.14am

Other planned events: 1080 ground baiting program

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be doing a 1080 ground baiting program in this park from Monday 11 April to Monday 4 July 2022.

The operations will use a combination of manufactured and meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. Signs will be placed at the entry to all the baiting locations. 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 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 further information call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 4 Nov 2021, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 May 2022, 10.54am

Closed areas: Yabbra National Park closed

Yabbra National Park is closed to public access until further notice due to damage from recent weather events and roadworks happening on Joes Box Road, South Yabbra Road, Yabbra Plains Road and Pocupar Road. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Kyogle park office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 19 Apr 2022, 3.44pm

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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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/bald-rock-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

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