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Washpool National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 17 August 2018, 7.40pm

Applies from Sat 11 Aug 2018, 5.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7.40pm.

Fires - Advice: Upper Rocky River Rd, Moogem

There is a fire in this park called Upper Rocky River Rd, Moogem. 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.

Applies from Thu 16 Aug 2018, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11.39am.

Closed areas: Washpool National Park and State Conservation Area due to Moogen fire

All walking tracks and trails in this park are closed due to bushfire for the entire 24 hour period.The following closed areas include:

  • All fire trails in the park
  • Farnell road
  • Moogen trail
  • World heritage walk
  • Bicentennial trail
  • Washpool walking track
  • Moogen - Upper/ Rocky River (Timbarra River).

Please note that Washpool campground and Coachwood drive remains open.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tenterfield area office on 02 6736 4298 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 31 Jul 2018, 2.27pm. Last reviewed: Sat 18 Aug 2018, 12.53am

Fires - Advice: Sydney Heads, Glenreagh

There is a fire in this park called Sydney Heads, Glenreagh. 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.

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Applies from Thu 16 Aug 2018, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11.08pm

Fires - Advice: Gwydir Hwy, Cangai

There is a fire in this park called Gwydir Hwy, Cangai. 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.

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Applies from Mon 13 Aug 2018, 10.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7.56pm

Fires - Advice: Talmoi Rd, Boonoo Boonoo

There is a fire in this park called Talmoi Rd, Boonoo Boonoo. 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.

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Applies from Sat 11 Aug 2018, 5.33pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7.40pm

Fires - Advice: Upper Rocky River Rd, Moogem

There is a fire in this park called Upper Rocky River Rd, Moogem. 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.

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Applies from Thu 16 Aug 2018, 10.33am. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 11.39am

Closed areas: Washpool National Park and State Conservation Area due to Moogen fire

All walking tracks and trails in this park are closed due to bushfire for the entire 24 hour period.The following closed areas include:

  • All fire trails in the park
  • Farnell road
  • Moogen trail
  • World heritage walk
  • Bicentennial trail
  • Washpool walking track
  • Moogen - Upper/ Rocky River (Timbarra River).

Please note that Washpool campground and Coachwood drive remains open.

This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tenterfield area office on 02 6736 4298 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 14 Aug 2018, 12.43pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 1.18pm

Closed parks: Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo national parks closed - wildfire

Bald Rock and Boonoo Boonoo national parks are closed to all visitors because of the Talmoi Road wildfire, until the closure notice is removed.

Robinsons Cabin, within Boonoo Boonoo National Park, is also closed.

For safety reasons, please follow all local closure signs and staff directions. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, visit the Rural Fire Service website or call the NPWS Glen Innes office on 02 6739 0700.

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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.

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Applies from Thu 11 Jan 2018, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Feb 2018, 8.54am

Closed areas: South Yabbra Road

South Yabbra road is closed for road maintenance until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. 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.

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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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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

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Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary