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Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 3.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Sep 2021, 4.09pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds and accommodation closed

NPWS campgrounds and accommodation in Glen Innes Shire are closed from 6pm, Friday 17 September 2021 due to the NSW Government stay-at-home restrictions. Read more on our COVID-19 update webpage.

For more information call the NPWS Glen Innes office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 13 Aug 2021, 2.17pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 1.28pm

Closed areas: Limited access to Mount Babyl trail

Access to Mount Babyl trail (and tower) for all authorised users is limited until October 2021 due to ongoing road works on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive: 

  • Access is now permitted from both the Bruxner Hwy (south) and Peacock Creek Road (north)
  • Heavy vehicles are now permitted on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive and Mount Babyl Trail as long as the following two conditions are met prior to access
  • Users must contact the NPWS Kyogle area office for confirmation of road conditions if rain/showers are forecast within 72hrs of access
  • Users are required to check this park alert for status of access prior to entry  

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

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Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closed

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of September 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. The following areas are inaccessible and therefore closed:

  • Cambridge Plateau picnic area
  • Cambridge Plateau scenic drive
  • Culmaran loop trail
  • Culmaran Valley track

There is no access to Peacock Creek campground via Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive until the road re-opens. Please use Sextonville Road or Peacock Creek Road.

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

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Applies from Mon 31 May 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 11.02am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat baits and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be continuous and ongoing between Monday 14 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2022 in:

  • Everlasting Swamp National Park
  • Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please call NPWS Grafton area office on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Sep 2021, 9.33am

Safety alerts: Changes to Peacock Creek campground vehicle access

Peacock Creek campground is best accessed via Peacock Creek Road or Sextonville Road. Road condition issues on Iron Pot Creek Road and ongoing road works on Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive have impacted some access routes to this campground.

Please note:

  • Don't use Iron Pot Creek Road to access Richmond Range National Park. It's high-clearance 4WD access only, due to severe road surface damage and gullying.
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive remains closed until October 2021. This includes Cambridge Plateau picnic area and associated walking tracks.
  • Peacock Creek Road is not recommended for low 2WD vehicles or vehicles towing heavy trailers/caravans following prolonged rainfall or during wet periods. Creek crossings may become impassable without high clearance.

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

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Applies from Mon 23 Aug 2021, 7.00am to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 10.58am

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

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

The operation will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 23 August 2021 to Friday 19 November 2021 in the following reserves:

  • Barool NP
  • Bolivia Hill NR
  • Cathedral Rock NP
  • Capoompeta NP
  • Gibraltar Range NP
  • Guy Fawkes River NP
  • Kwiambal NP CCAZ (Arthurs Seat)
  • Nymboida NP
  • Severn River NR
  • Washpool NP

This program has 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 locations. 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 Thu 5 Aug 2021, 1.42pm to Fri 1 Oct 2021, 12.08am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 4.40pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage

Several Parks within the Hastings Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage. Access and camping is not permitted.

Widespread flooding has resulted in extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities.

Closures are in place until 8am Friday 1 October 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

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

Applies from Mon 12 Jul 2021, 3.01pm to Mon 28 Feb 2022, 3.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Jul 2021, 3.29pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox control and shorebird protection program - Richmond River area

From Tuesday 13 July to Friday 17 December 2021 NSW National Parks will be running a 1080 pest management program in the following parks:

  • Richmond River Nature Reserve
  • Broadwater National Park
  • Bundjalung National Park 

There will be signs at baiting locations. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected, and 1080 is lethal to cats and dogs. Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.

We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.

For more information call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200.

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Applies from Thu 28 Jan 2021, 1.43pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Jul 2021, 1.52pm

Other planned events: Notice of noise from RAAF training operations

If you plan to visit Bundjalung National Park, you may experience loud aircraft noise due to RAAF training operations from the nearby Evans Head air weapons range in the park.

Aircraft activities may be heard and seen over Black Rocks campground and from Jerusalem Creek paddle route and walking track.

Please note:

  • The RAAF schedule of planned air operations is available on the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.
  • RAAF schedules for the Air Weapons Range in Bundjalung National Park can change at short notice due to weather or other operational considerations.
  • Aircraft may not utilise the range every day of scheduled operations.

For more information, call the NPWS Alstonville area office on 02 6627 0200, or visit the Defence Aircraft Noise webpage.

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Applies from Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 11.07am

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 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 Mon 17 May 2021, 10.39am to Sat 30 Oct 2021, 10.52am. Last reviewed: Mon 17 May 2021, 12.17pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox baiting program

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing or continuous aerial and ground baiting programs from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 30 October 2021.

The program will use meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. It is designed to minimise the impact of wild dogs and foxes on wildlife and neighbouring stock, especially after the recent extensive bushfires.

All baiting locations will be identified by signs.

Please remember that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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.

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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 Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4.17pm

Closed areas: Road closure

Some areas of this park are closed due to demolition of bridge from past flooding event. This closure applies until further notice. 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.

  • 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 (02) 6739 0700 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/mount-pikapene-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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