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Marrangaroo National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 6 October 2022, 8.59am

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 12.22pm to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 12.23pm.

Closed parks: Camping Area Closed

Marangaroo National Park camping areas are closed from 9am, Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 12pm, Friday 14 October 2022.

The closure is due to predicted heavy rains that are expected to cause the river to rise. This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

River crossings are impassable and dangerous to all vehicles.

Camping areas will reopen when the river has subsided to a safe level, and river crossings have been assessed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads leading to the park may also be closed. For further information please contact the NPWS Oberon area office on 02 6336 6200.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.12am to Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.18am.

Safety alerts: River crossings to campgrounds

Vehicle access to the following camping areas is via natural river bed crossings that require 4WD capability, and are subject to flooding:

  • Wollemi National Park - Newnes (Cricket Pitch camping area only)
  • Turon National Park - all camping areas
  • Marrangaroo National Park - main camping area
  • Abercrombie River National Park - all camping areas
  • Kanangra Boyd National Park - Kowmung river crossing

River levels can rise rapidly with heavy rain falling upstream. Please check the weather forecast before leaving home.

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Applies from Thu 4 Jun 2020, 3.29pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Oct 2022, 8.59am.

Other planned events: Marangaroo National Park

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 Marangaroo 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.

Applies from Wed 4 May 2022, 3.34pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 1.38pm.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting programs in Marrangaroo National Park from Monday 2 May to Wednesday 2 November 2022.

The operation will use meat baits, meat bait products and canid pest ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200 for more information.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 10.10am to Fri 14 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Oct 2022, 10.14am

Closed parks: Park closed due to heavy rainfall

Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area is closed from 9am Thursday 6 October to 12pm Friday 14 October due to heavy rainfall and poor road conditions. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.50am

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Ban

A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2023 unless otherwise extended or removed. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park. 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 Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.42pm to Wed 31 May 2023, 11.22am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.22am

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed

Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until May 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.

Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

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Applies from Mon 6 Jun 2022, 7.15pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 11.21am

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only

All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.

The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.

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/marrangaroo-national-park/local-alerts

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

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