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Captains Creek Nature Reserve

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Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

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

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.23pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road. Therefore:

  • To access Peacock Creek campground, 2WD vehicles must use Sextonville Road. High-clearance 4WDs can also use Peacock Creek Road. There is no access via Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive as it remains closed until July 2021.
  • To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.22pm

Safety alerts: Changes to Peacock Creek campground vehicle access

2WD access to Peacock Creek campground is temporarily via Sextonville Road only due to wet weather impacts on Peacock Creek Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive.

Please note:

  • Peacock Creek Road is high-clearance 4WD access only, due to water over creek crossings
  • Do not use Iron Pot Creek Road to access Richmond Range National Park. It is high-clearance 4WD access only due to severe road surface damage and gullying.
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive remains closed until July 2021. This includes the Cambridge Plateau picnic area and associated walking tracks

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 26 Jun 2020, 3.32pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 2.13pm

Closed areas: Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road closed

Toonumbar Forest Drive and Coxs Road are closed until further notice. This includes Murray Scrub and Sherwood lookouts. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 14 Jun 2021, 4.00pm to Fri 18 Jun 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Brindle Creek loop closed for vegetation maintenance

Brindle Creek loop road is closed from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 for vegetation maintenance works. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.06pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9.40am

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo River walk

Boonoo Boonoo River walk is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 8.58am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Degraded road conditions

Due to recent weather events, the condition of access roads to this park may be degraded. Please be cautious and drive to the conditions.

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

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Applies from Tue 25 May 2021, 7.53pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 8.10pm. Last reviewed: Wed 26 May 2021, 9.20am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using red meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of Foxes and Wild Dogs.

The program will be continuous and ongoing between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Saturday 30 October 2021 in the following, parks, reserves and state conservation areas:

  • Captains Creek Nature Reserve
  • Koreelah National Park
  • Tooloom National Park
  • Yabbra National Park
  • Mount Clunie National Park
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Nymboida National Park
  • Mount Neville Nature Reserve
  • Banyabba Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Ramornie National Park
  • Bagul Waajaarr Nature Reserve
  • Bindarri National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Chaelundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Cunnawarra National Park
  • Dorrigo National Park
  • Dunggir National Park
  • Gumbaynggirr State Conservation Area
  • Jobs Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • New England National Park
  • Ngambaa Nature Reserve
  • Nymboi-Binderay National Park
  • Serpentine Nature Reserve
  • Boonanghi Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Carrai Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area
  • Cottan-Bimbang National Park
  • Kumbatine National Park
  • Mount Seaview Nature Reserve
  • Pee Dee Nature Reserve,
  • The Castles Nature Reserve
  • The Cells State Conservation Area
  • Werrikimbe National Park
  • Willi Willi National Park.

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

For further information please call the following NPWS area offices:

  • Richmond River on 02 6627 0200
  • Clarence on 02 6641 1500
  • Coffs Coast on 02 6652 0900
  • Hastings/Macleay on 02 6652 0900

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Applies from Fri 27 Mar 2020, 3.07pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 11 Jun 2021, 1.17pm

Closed areas: Murray Scrub walking track closed

Murray Scrub walking track is closed for maintenance works. This track will remain closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Kyogle area office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Mon 26 Apr 2021, 7.00am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 6.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Jun 2021, 9.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 26 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Bald Rock NP
  • Barool NP
  • Basket Swamp NP
  • Bluff River NR
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Butterleaf NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Cataract NP
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kings Plains NP
  • Mann River NR
  • Maryland NP
  • Nullamanna NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Torrington SCA
  • Washpool NP

These programs have been designed to meet NPWS priority conservation and state-focused biosecurity issues.

All baiting locations will be signposted.

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 location. 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 Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 May 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of June 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

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

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Applies from Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8.44am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 8.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Apr 2021, 9.02am

Closed areas: Eastern park entrance to Border Ranges National Park closed

The eastern end of the Tweed Range Scenic Drive at Barkers Vale is currently closed due to a landslip affecting part of the road near Bar Mountain. The road is closed between this entrance and the Bar Mountain picnic area. Visitors can only access the Tweed Range Scenic Drive from the western end of the park via Wiangaree. 

All other campgrounds, lookouts and picnic areas remain open. The Brindle Creek Loop Road is open. Part of the Brindle Creek walking track is currently closed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Feb 2021, 3.08pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. Bar Mountain picnic area remains open.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Closed areas: Culmaran Valley track closed

Culmaran Valley track is closed due to faults in the track on the bridge. This closure will continue until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.23pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.47pm. Last reviewed: Mon 28 Sep 2020, 3.43pm

Closed parks: Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls currently closed

Bandahngan Aboriginal Area at Tooloom Falls is currently closed to visitors. The closure follows concerns raised by the Githabul Aboriginal Community about the site. The impacts of camping along with recent drought has killed many trees within the 2-hectare Aboriginal Area. The closure will allow NPWS to deal with the hazardous trees and work with the Githabul Community on planning for future uses of the area. 

Other campground areas are available in Urbenville and Woodenbong, and at Koreelah and Richmond Range National Park.

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Applies from Tue 14 Apr 2020, 11.17am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 May 2020, 8.02am

Closed areas: Closed roads in Yabbra National Park

Roads in Yabbra National Park are closed to allow for post fire repair works. Only Pocupar Road and Joes Box Road remain open to traffic, take care and be aware of road conditions.

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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/captains-creek-nature-reserve/local-alerts

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