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Crowdy Bay National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 1 July 2020, 12.52pm

Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 12.52pm.

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to recent bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Kylies Hut walk-in campground
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Forest walking track
  • Mermaid lookout and Metcalfes walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.35pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jun 2020, 1.25pm.

Closed areas: Indian Head campground

Indian Head campground is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. The campground is expected to reopen early October 2020. Do not enter this campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 7.36pm

Safety alerts: Poor water quality in Lake Cathie and Lake Innes

NPWS is warning of potential poor water quality in Lake Innes and Lake Cathie. 

Park visitors are advised not to swim in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes or eat any products from either of the lakes until further notice. 

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Applies from Fri 3 Jul 2020, 12.35pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Jul 2020, 3.50pm

Fires - Not Applicable: Sea Acres Lookout

There is a fire in this park called Sea Acres Lookout. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.26pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 8.02pm

Closed areas: Yagon campground closed for upgrade works

Yagon campground is closed from Monday 1 June 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works. For further information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.33pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 2.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 3.48pm

Other planned events: Korsmans campground - Limited campsites

A number of campsites at Korsmans Campground are temporarily unavailable due to recent upgrade works. Works include defining and levelling campsites, replacement of wood fireplaces and improvements to drainage and access to sites.  

For further information, call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Tue 11 Feb 2020, 3.47pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Crowdy Bay National Park partial closure - bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to recent bushfire damage. The closed areas are:

  • Kylies Hut walk-in campground
  • Diamond Head Loop walk
  • Forest walking track
  • Mermaid lookout and Metcalfes walking track

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 17 Jun 2020, 9.04am to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11.16am

Closed areas: Roto House

Roto House in Macquarie Nature Reserve is currenlty closed until Friday 31 July 2020 for the safety of visitors and volunteers.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information or contact the NPWS Port Macquarie area office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.22am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bush fire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Carrai and Coachwood trails

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.01am

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

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Applies from Wed 25 Mar 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9.55am

Closed areas: Public toilet closure

The public toilets in Macquarie Nature Reserve are currently closed until further notice.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.40pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.56am

Other planned events: Fox and wild dog trapping program

A fox and wild dog trapping program is happening within the eastern section of Khappinghat National Park post fire. The trapping area is bounded by private property to the east, Old Bar to the north, and Metz Road to the west.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 2.37pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.48am

Other planned events: Fox and wild dog trapping program

A fox and wild dog trapping program is happening in this park in the area bounded by Possum Brush Road, Southern Boundary Road and Kiwarrak State Forest.

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Applies from Wed 24 Jun 2020, 1.53pm to Mon 14 Sep 2020, 7.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 11.36am

Closed areas: Bungarie Bay campground closed for maintenance

Bungarie Bay campground will be closed indefinitely for redevelopment and maintenance.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.35pm to Thu 1 Oct 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Jun 2020, 1.25pm

Closed areas: Indian Head campground

Indian Head campground is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. The campground is expected to reopen early October 2020. Do not enter this campground. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12.06pm

Other incidents: Notice of 1080 baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial and ground baiting programs in this park from Tuesday 23 June to Tuesday 22 December 2020. This program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

This program is designed to minimise the impact of foxes on wildlife, especially after the recent extensive bushfires, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on neighbouring stock.

All baiting locations will be identified 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Please contact the local area office for more information.

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Applies from Fri 5 Jun 2020, 1.25pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 1.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Jun 2020, 7.35am

Other planned events: Lesser-known campgrounds

If you plan to stay at an NPWS campground after 1 June 2020 you'll need to make a booking first. This also applies to campgrounds that did not require bookings previously.

If you can't find your preferred campground on a webpage for Myall Lakes National Park, please check this list of lesser-known campgrounds and make your booking.

If you're still unable to find your preferred campground phone 1300 072 757.

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Applies from Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.16pm to Wed 3 Feb 2021, 2.17pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Jul 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park temporarily closed

Ferny Creek campground in Wallingat National Park is closed until further notice due to a broken bridge on the access road.

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Applies from Mon 1 Jun 2020, 1.06pm to Fri 18 Sep 2020, 1.06pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Jul 2020, 2.28pm

Closed areas: Dees Corner campground closed due to upgrade works

Dees Corner campground is closed from Monday 11 May 2020 until further notice due to upgrade works.  For further information, please call the NPWS Manning Great Lakes area office on 02 6591 0300.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 10.08am

Closed areas: Tapin Tops National Park bushfire impact

Walking tracks within the reserve (Potaroo Falls Rainforest circuit, Red Cedar walk and Rowleys Rock) are closed and will reopen once dangerous tree works are complete and tree assessments finalised.

Dingo Tops rest area is open now for day use although there are currently no toilet facilities. 

All public roads and trails are open through the reserve.

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Applies from Thu 28 May 2020, 3.22pm. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Jun 2020, 3.36pm

Closed areas: Khappinghat National Park and Nature Reserve bushfire damage

Most roads in this park have now reopened. Some fire management trails remain closed with work continuing to re-open. Reserve closed signs will be removed once all works are complete. 

Five Islands, Duck Holes, and Moor Creek walking tracks remain closed until dangerous tree works are complete, a pedestrian bridge is reinstalled (Five Islands) and tree risk assessment is completed.

Many infrastructure items, including signs and creek crossings, are yet to be reinstalled.

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Applies from Fri 31 Jan 2020, 2.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Mar 2020, 3.57pm

Closed areas: Most of Talawahl Nature Reserve closed with some roads open

Talawahl Nature Reserve remains closed. The following roads within Talawahl Nature Reserve have been made safe to travel on:

  • Coates Road
  • Breakneck Road
  • Blackbutt Road.

 Visitors must only use these roads as thoroughfares and must not stop in the nature reserve. NPWS is continuing to work on reopening additional public roads within the reserve. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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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/crowdy-bay-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast region
  • Crowdy Bay 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. Pay park entry fees at the Diamond Head campground onsite office.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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