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Mount Pikapene State Conservation Area

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 9.50am to Fri 3 Jul 2020, 4.51pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 10.01am

Closed areas: Peacock Creek campground closed

This campground is closed for redevelopment until Friday 3 July 2020. You can still access Cambridge Plateau picnic area and Cambridge Plateau tourist drive.  

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Wed 27 May 2020, 10.05am to Wed 3 Jun 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 28 May 2020, 2.43pm

Closed areas: Gibraltar House closed

Gibraltar House is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

If you would like to stay at Gibraltar House after Thursday 4 June 2020, you’ll need to revisit this web page and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds, campsites, cottages and other NPWS accommodation will require a booking to be made before you visit.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 2.53pm to Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Woody Head campground and cabins

Woody Head campground and cabins is closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all campgrounds and accommodations where possible, however, some locations need to remain closed to ensure compliance with the current rules on public gatherings. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 4.28pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 May 2020, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted

Campgrounds in Gibraltar Range National Park are closed until 1 June 2020 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.36pm to Sun 31 May 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 26 May 2020, 2.58pm

Closed areas: Camping not permitted and Four Bull Hut closed

Campgrounds and Four Bull Hut are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. If you would like to stay here after 1 June you’ll need to revisit this webpage and make a booking. From 1 June, all campgrounds and campsites will require a booking to be made before you visit. Check the COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Applies from Thu 9 Apr 2020, 12.00pm to Tue 23 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.35pm

Closed areas: Closed areas - Bundjalung National Park

Some areas in Bundjalung National Park are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. You’ll receive a refund if you made a booking.

The closed areas include:

  • Jerusalem Creek walk
  • Jerusalem Creek paddle route
  • Jerusalem Creek campground 
  • Forest House
  • Swamp House and,
  • Bunkhouse

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Fri 15 May 2020, 11.04am

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 Sat 11 Apr 2020, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 10.33am

Closed parks: 1080 pest management program underway

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh and manufactured meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is ongoing from Wednesday 15 April 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020 in Everlasting Swamp National Park.

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (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.

For further information call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.

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.

NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on target animal activity.

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Applies from Fri 8 Mar 2019, 3.35pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 May 2020, 10.25am

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest management program underway

NSW National Parks is monitoring wild dogs and foxes, and running a 1080 pest management program.

Baiting will be undertaken in Yuraygir National Park from Thursday 10 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Baiting will be undertaken in Everlasting Swamp State Conservation Area and National Park from Monday 14 October 2019 until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Domestic pets, including dogs, are not permitted in national parks or reserves. 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits are lethal to domestic dogs and cats. Please be aware of the baiting programs and avoid bait stations in all areas, at all times. There will be signs up in areas where baits have been laid, indicating the date the baits were placed.

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. NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on wild dog activity. 

For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Fri 8 May 2020, 4.52pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 11.53pm. Last reviewed: Mon 11 May 2020, 12.06pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Saturday 1 August 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 11.32am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed

Washpool walk in Washpool National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am to Fri 26 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Apr 2020, 11.31am

Closed areas: The Needles walk closed

The Needles walk in Gibraltar Range National Park is closed due to fire damage. Do not enter the closed area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Northern Tablelands area office on 02 6739 0700.

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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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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.18pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 Apr 2020, 4.20pm

Closed areas: Majority of Werrikimbe National Park closed - bushfire damage

The majority of Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed due to bushfire damage.

  • Mooraback picnic area is open
  • Cobcroft picnic area and walking track are due to open on Saturday 30 May 2020
  • Hastings Forest Way touring route is closed
  • Brushy Mountain and Plateau Beech campgrounds, picnic aeas and walking tracks are closed.
  • Racecourse and Coachwood trails are closed

Do not enter the closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555.

Applies from Fri 20 Mar 2020, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 11.54am

Safety alerts: Take care when visiting this park

This park has been damaged by bushfire. For your safety please stay on formed walking tracks and trails. Please take care as some directional signage may be missing.

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Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 3.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.47pm

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.

Applies from Sun 10 Nov 2019, 3.01pm to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 17 Mar 2020, 1.54pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks and reserves - Hastings Macleay area

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555 or 02 6566 6168.

Applies from Tue 18 Jul 2017, 7.00am to Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 16 Apr 2018, 8.58am

Safety alerts: Ilmenite stockpile removal and site rehabilitation

Visitors to Black Rocks campground should expect to encounter large trucks on The Gap Road. This is part of a major project to remove a sand mining tailings stockpile from the park and restore the area to a natural ecosystem. Park visitors are asked to slow down and exercise caution while driving along The Gap Road. No works associated with this project will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or NSW school holidays. The truck movements are expected to continue until June 2020. For more information or to report any incidents please contact the NPWS Richmond River area office on (02) 6627 0200.

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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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Applies from Mon 15 Sep 2014, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Black Rocks campground - No 4WD Beach access

Partial closure. No 4WD beach access from Black Rocks campground. Due to significant storm damage, the 4WD beach access at Black Rocks campground is closed. Vehicles may still drive along Ten Mile Beach north from the Shark Bay 4WD beach access, but cannot exit at Black Rocks.There are no other beach access points on Ten Mile Beach other than Shark Bay 4WD beach access. No 4WD access north of Black Rocks campground.

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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/mount-pikapene-state-conservation-area/local-alerts

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Emergency services

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