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Washpool National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 16 January 2019, 4.03pm

Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 4.03pm.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 7 locations in this park: Show list

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 12 Feb 2019, 3.10pm. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 8.17pm

Fires - Advice: Wallangarra

There is a fire in this park called Wallangarra. 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.

Affects 3 parks and 9 locations nearby. Show list

Applies from Sun 27 Jan 2019, 11.00am. Last reviewed: Sat 23 Feb 2019, 7.29pm

Fires - Advice: Mt Sugarloaf

There is a fire in this park called Mt Sugarloaf. 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.

Affects 3 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 21 Feb 2019, 4.00pm to Wed 27 Feb 2019, 9.12am. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 2.47pm

Closed parks: Richmond River area park closures - Tropical Cyclone Oma

All parks and reserves in the Richmond River area will be closed due to the forecast impacts of Tropical Cyclone Oma. These closures will remain in place unless otherwise extended or removed.

All campgrounds in the Richmond River area have been closed as a precaution from 4pm Thursday 21 February 2019 until Wednesday 27 February 2019. The closed campgrounds include Rummery Park, Black Rocks, Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops campgrounds. Refunds or re-bookings will be available to all campers that have existing bookings at these campgrounds.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Richmond River area office on 02 6627 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 5 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Wed 13 Feb 2019, 9.38pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Feb 2019, 10.19am

Closed parks: Wildfire - Talmoi Road, Wallangarra

This area is closed due to wildfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Glen Innes NPWS area office on 02 6739 0700, visit the RFS website, Fires Near Me, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 12 Feb 2019, 3.14pm to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 6.05pm

Closed parks: Park and Robinson's Cabin closed due to a wildfire

This park and Robinson's Cabin are closed due to a wildfire, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact Glen Innes area office on 02 6739 0700, visit RFS Fires near me or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 2 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Tue 22 Jan 2019, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Jan 2019, 6.23pm

Fires - Advice: Lardners Lookout

There is a fire in this park called Lardners 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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Fri 18 Jan 2019, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Jan 2019, 2.49pm

Closed parks: Yabbra National Park closed

This park is closed due to bushfire and dangerous fire weather conditions, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information please contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.00am to Thu 28 Feb 2019, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Wed 16 Jan 2019, 4.03pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) 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, please contact the local park office before using a gas and or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Find more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Affects 28 parks nearby. Show list

Applies from Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Mar 2018, 11.28am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

The access roads through Richmond Range State Forest to Richmond Range National Park are currently in very poor condition because of overgrowth and roadway erosion. Therefore, access to Peacock Creek campground from Sextonville Road, Iron Pot Creek Road and Peacock Creek Road is unsuitable for 2WD and 4WD vehicles. Visitors can access Peacock Creek campground from Bruxner Highway along Richmond Range Road and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive. 

For further information please contact the NPWS Kyogle office on (02) 6632 0000.

Affects 1 park and 1 location nearby. Show list

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.

Affects 1 park nearby. Show list

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/washpool-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Washpool 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 applies only at attractions in the Glen Innes area. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy an 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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Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary