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Capoompeta National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 7 February 2023, 8.51am

Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 3.58pm.

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

Due to deteriorated road conditions Spirabo Forest Way is restricted to 4WD only, and is unsuitable for the towing of horse floats, caravans or trailers. This includes all roads providing access to Spirabo Forest Way, including Scrub Road from Tenterfield, Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, and Ten Mile Road and Coxs Road in the south from Deepwater. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs, AWD or 2WD vehicles.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

Applies from Wed 8 Jun 2022, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 8.51am.

Other incidents: Magistrate trail closed to heavy vehicles

Magistrate trail in Capoompeta National Park is closed to heavy vehicles until further notice, due to flood damage.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 9 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Wed 31 May 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 3.58pm

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

Due to deteriorated road conditions Spirabo Forest Way is restricted to 4WD only, and is unsuitable for the towing of horse floats, caravans or trailers. This includes all roads providing access to Spirabo Forest Way, including Scrub Road from Tenterfield, Mount Spirabo Road from the New England Highway at Bolivia, and Ten Mile Road and Coxs Road in the south from Deepwater. These roads are unsuitable for low clearance 4WDs, AWD or 2WD vehicles.

Please be cautious and drive to road conditions. For further information, contact the local NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Tue 15 Nov 2022, 12.00pm to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 11.18am

Safety alerts: Road damaged from flooding

Please exercise caution when driving on Blatherarm Road between the first and second Blatherarm campgrounds, as the road is damaged due to flooding in the area.

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

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Applies from Sun 1 Jan 2023, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Feb 2023, 8.56am

Safety alerts: 4WD Access Only

Butterleaf Road, the access road into Butterleaf NP through the adjoining State Forest, is in very poor condition, and access is restricted to 4WD only. Please exercise caution and drive to conditions.

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

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Applies from Mon 6 Dec 2021, 8.00am to Tue 28 Feb 2023, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 8.53am

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 Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Tue 7 Feb 2023, 8.51am

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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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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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/capoompeta-national-park/local-alerts

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