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Richmond Range National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 August 2020, 11.37am

Applies from Fri 7 Aug 2020, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.37am.

Closed areas: Part of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closed

The northern section of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from Friday 7 August until Monday 10 August 2020 due to recent roadworks and wet conditions. The closure will be reviewed on Monday and may be extended pending conditions. Access to Cambridge Plateau is still possible from Bruxner Highway. Access to Peacock Creek campground is still possible via Sextonville Road or Peacock Creek Road. 

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Applies from Fri 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.43am.

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 Fri 7 Aug 2020, 9.31am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Aug 2020, 11.37am

Closed areas: Part of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closed

The northern section of Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed from Friday 7 August until Monday 10 August 2020 due to recent roadworks and wet conditions. The closure will be reviewed on Monday and may be extended pending conditions. Access to Cambridge Plateau is still possible from Bruxner Highway. Access to Peacock Creek campground is still possible via Sextonville Road or Peacock Creek Road. 

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Applies from Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12.35pm to Mon 7 Sep 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 3 Aug 2020, 2.31pm

Closed parks: Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Wollumbin National Park and State Conservation Area are closed to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. NPWS is working to reopen all parks 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 or contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS).

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Applies from Sun 9 Aug 2020, 7.05am to Tue 11 Aug 2020, 5.06pm. Last reviewed: Tue 28 Jul 2020, 10.21am

Closed parks: Koreelah National Park closed

This park is closed for removal of dangerous trees from Sunday 9 August to Tuesday 11 August 2020.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000

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Applies from Thu 23 Jul 2020, 2.21pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 3.47pm

Closed areas: Sheepstation Creek campground closed

Sheepstation Creek campround is closed for redevelopment until Thursday 20 August 2020. Walking tracks associated with this campground are also closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

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

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Applies from Fri 29 May 2020, 9.37am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 4.40pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Jul 2020, 4.05pm

Closed parks: Toonumbar National Park closed

This park is closed until Monday 31 August 2020 for the redevelopment of Iron Pot campground and picnic area. This closure includes the Iron Pot Creek picnic area and Murray scrub walking track. We apologise for any inconvenience. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 14 May 2020, 4.18pm. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 2.09pm

Closed areas: Bar Mountain circuit and lookout closed

Bar Mountain circuit and lookout are closed for maintenance until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information call the NPWS Kyogle office 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jul 2020, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Thu 23 Jul 2020, 11.16am

Closed areas: Washpool walk closed due to fire damage

Washpool walk is closed due to fire damage.

All other walking tracks are open, including:

  • Coombadjha walk
  • Loop walk
  • Coombadjha link track
  • World Heritage walk.

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Applies from Tue 21 May 2019, 2.53pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 2.45pm. Last reviewed: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 1.38pm

Closed areas: Cutters Hut closed due to construction works

Cutters Hut within Cutters Camp campground is closed due to construction works. NPWS is currently upgrading Cutters Hut to create a new camp kitchen for visitors as well as completing stage 2 of the campground upgrade. Construction works may cause some noise disturbance to visitors. 

For more information, call the NPWS Tweed Byron area office on 02 6670 8600.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.41am. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 9.44am

Other planned events: Grassy Creek campground

If you plan to stay at Grassy Creek campground in Washpool National Park you will need to fill in a Trip Intention Form before you leave home.

All NPWS campgrounds now require you to make an online booking before you stay, or, complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like Grassy Creek campground.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Jul 2020, 9.37am

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 15 May 2020, 8.13am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Jun 2020, 8.43am

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 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 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 Wed 22 Jan 2020, 1.54pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Mar 2020, 2.54pm

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 is missing.

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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/richmond-range-national-park/local-alerts

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Culmaran Loop, Richmond Range National Park. Photo: J Atkins/NSW Government