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Beowa National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 6 December 2022, 3.40pm

Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.38pm to Wed 21 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 3.40pm.

Closed areas: Boyds Tower precinct closed for upgrades

The Boyds Tower precinct will be closed from February 2022 until late December 2022 for upgrades.

Light to Light walk will remain open. Boyds Tower will reopen in late December 2022.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.06pm to Fri 9 Dec 2022, 2.07pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.15pm.

Other planned events: Severs Beach and Haycock Point weed treatment program

NPWS will be undertaking a weed control program at Severs Beach and Haycock Point from Wednesday 23 November to Friday 9 December 2022.

The program will be targeting arum lily and involve the use of Metsulfuron methyl, Picloram and Aminopyralid. 

Visitor areas will remain open and signage will be in place to indicate where and when work is being undertaken.

For more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 12.28pm to Mon 17 Apr 2023, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 12.09pm.

Closed areas: Lennard's Island walking track and carpark closure

Lennard's Island walking track and carpark will be closed from Monday 16 January 2023 to Monday 17 April 2023 due to upgrade works.

Penalties apply for non-complianceFor more information contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 1.03pm to Fri 30 Dec 2022, 1.03pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Dec 2022, 11.50am.

Safety alerts: Severs Beach boardwalk track partial closure

Severs Beach boardwalk track is only partially open for public access due to lifting boards.

A detour track has been put in place until repairs can be completed. Take care and walk safely.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 9.18am to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.31am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.32am.

Closed areas: Hegartys Bay campground closed

Hegartys Bay remote campground is closed until further notice due to fire damage and rehabilitation works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Tue 21 Dec 2021, 3.56pm to Sat 1 Jul 2023, 11.11am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 11.11am.

Safety alerts: Bittangabee Storehouse closed

The historic storehouse at Bittangabee Bay is closed for safety reasons, until restoration works are complete.

Affects 2 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 14 Jun 2022, 9.00am to Fri 16 Dec 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.29am.

Closed areas: Bittangabee Bay campground and picnic area closed

Bittangabee campground and picnic area is closed from Tuesday 14 June to Thursday 15 December 2022 for upgrades.

This closure is weather-dependent and may be extended. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Affects 3 locations in this park: Show list

Applies from Tue 29 Nov 2022, 12.24pm to Mon 16 Jan 2023, 12.25pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Nov 2022, 12.28pm.

Safety alerts: Lennard's Island Car Park & Walking Track - Planned Work

Lennard's Island Walking Track and car park. Work is underway to upgrade the walking track. One car park space is closed to public for material storage. Workers will be present on the walking track and carpark.

Applies from Mon 21 Nov 2022, 9.19am. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Nov 2022, 8.49am.

Other planned events: Roadworks at Saltwater Creek campground

NPWS Field staff will be completing potholing roadworks at Saltwater Creek campground from Monday 29 November to Thursday 1 December 2023.

Please note the campground will remain open to campers but there will be some machinery noise whilst works are being completed.

For further information please contact the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

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Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.35am.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 6 Dec 2022, 10.01am to Wed 7 Dec 2022, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.35pm

Closed areas: Bithry Inlet Road and Picnic Area closed for closed for maintenance

Bithry Inlet Road (part Penders Road) and Bithry Picnic Area is closed for maintenance on Tuesday 6th December. Access to Bithry Inlet will not be available during this time.

This area will be reopened once the works have been completed - any changes will be posted as soon as possible.

Do not enter closed areas, please follow directions from NPWS staff and their authorised contractors.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Eurobodalla area office on 02 4476 0800.

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Applies from Wed 9 Nov 2022, 8.20am. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Dec 2022, 9.17am

Closed areas: Road closures for annual road maintenance grading

Some roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park will be closed to all visitors for short periods from Monday 14 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. This is due to the annual road grading program. Traffic control signs and barriers will be in place. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. The affected roads are:

  • Gillards Road - closed from 28 November
  • Aragunnu Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Picnic Point Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Bithry Inlet Road (Part Penders Road) - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Myer House access  - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Middle Beach Road - works completed, drive to road conditions
  • Nelsons Beach Road - works completed, drive to road conditions

Please follow all signs and directions from NPWS staff and their contractors. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.59pm

Safety alerts: Fire ban - Middle Beach campground

For visitor safety, campfires and solid fuel fires (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired, liquid fuel and electrical appliances will be permitted where:

  • The appliance is under the direct control of an adult
  • The appliance is placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • There is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire, should it start next to the appliances
  • It is not a Total Fire Ban.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 2 Nov 2022, 1.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.00pm

Safety alerts: Bournda Lagoon opened - Bournda Lagoon loop impacted

Bournda Lagoon has opened to the sea. Bournda Lagoon walk may not be completed as a loop. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.

For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks office on 02 6495 5000.

Affects 1 park and 3 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 25 Oct 2022, 8.26am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Dec 2022, 2.00pm

Safety alerts: Wallagoot Lake opened - Kangarutha Track inaccessible from Bournda Beach

Wallagoot Lake has opened to the sea. The Kangarutha Track is now inaccessible from Bournda Beach. Do not attempt to cross flooded waters.  For further information please contact Merimbula National Parks Office on 6495 5000.

Affects 1 park and 6 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 21 Oct 2022, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Nov 2022, 2.55pm

Safety alerts: Shark encounters - Gillards Beach

Recent shark encounters have occurred within the in-shore area at Gillards Beach adjacent to the Gillards Beach campground. Please be cautious. In an emergency, ring Triple Zero (000).

Visit this page for beach safety tips that will help you stay safe in the water when visiting NSW national parks.

Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 16 Jun 2022, 11.01am to Sat 31 Dec 2022, 11.03am. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Dec 2022, 8.35am

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Friday 1 July to Saturday 31 December 2022.

The baited parks, reserves and state conservation areas include:

  • Araleun Nature Reserve 
  • Badja Swamps Nature reserve
  • Beowa National Park, formerly Ben Boyd National Park
  • Deua National Park
  • Eurobodalla National Park
  • Gulaga National Park
  • Kooraban National Park
  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area
  • Mimosa Rocks National Park
  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area
  • South East Forest National Park 
  • Wadbilliga National Park

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

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 in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information call the NPWS Merimbula area office on 02 6495 5000.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

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/beowa-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Beowa 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 in park areas south of Eden. Park areas north of Eden have free park entry. This park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

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Emergency services

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