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Cocoparra National Park

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Last reviewed: Mon 15 November 2021, 4.13pm

Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 11.07am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.13pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 7 Jul 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 11.56am.

Closed areas: Lookouts closed on Jacks Creek walking track

Lookouts along the Jacks Creek walking track are closed indefinitely due to dangerous cliff edges.

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

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
8 February 2022 Closed areas Store Creek walking track and picnic area closed Details

Applies from Tue 8 Feb 2022, 2.59pm to Thu 10 Feb 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.45pm

Store Creek walking track and picnic area are closed from Tuesday 8 February to Thursday 10 February 2022 while road work is being completed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Griffith NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 21 Jan 2022, 3.54pm to Sun 13 Feb 2022, 3.58pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 4.59pm

Closed areas: Berry Jerry precinct closed due to flooding

Berry Jerry precinct in this park is closed due to flooding until Sunday 13 February 2022. The closure will be reassessed at this time and may be extended, if required.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. 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 more information, contact the Tumut NPWS office on 02 6947 7025.

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Applies from Wed 12 Jan 2022, 4.42pm to Sun 30 Jan 2022, 4.43pm. Last reviewed: Fri 21 Jan 2022, 8.59am

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to flooding

All campgrounds in Murrumbidgee National park and Murrumbidgee Regional Parks are closed due to continued flooding and heavy rain. 

This closure includes campgrounds in Benerembah, Cuba, Dunoon Lagoon, Euroley, Jurambula, MIA 1, MIA 2, MIA 3, Narrandera, Willbriggie, Willbriggie East and Yarradda precincts.

Please do not drive through floodwater.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 12.26pm

Closed areas: Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters closed

The Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters are closed until further notice while asbestos works are being undertaken. 

The Willandra campground remains open.

For more information, contact the Riverina NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 10.53am to Sat 5 Feb 2022, 10.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Jan 2022, 11.27am

Safety alerts: Roads damaged by flooding/ localised rain

Roads are rough and potholed with some wet, boggy sections from flooding and localised rain. Take care and drive safely.

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Applies from Mon 11 Oct 2021, 8.00am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Dec 2021, 10.30am

Fire bans: Park Fire Ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park subject to advice from the Rural Fire Service on the bush fire danger period. This park fire ban remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 11.07am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 4.13pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Fri 1 Oct 2021, 10.09am to Thu 31 Mar 2022, 10.14am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Nov 2021, 11.24am

Fire bans: Murrumbidgee Valley National Park - solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/cocoparra-national-park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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