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Washpool National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 7 October 2021, 9.07am

Applies from Wed 6 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.07am.

Closed areas: Washpool walking track track closed for maintenance

Washpool walking track is closed from 7am Wednesday 6 October 2021 until 5pm Wednesday 27 October 2021 for urgent maintenance works in support of ongoing bushfire recovery efforts in the park.

The short loop Washpool walk remains open during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.55am.

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.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 18 Oct 2021, 7.30am to Fri 22 Oct 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 18 Oct 2021, 3.58pm

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau partial closure - Mount Babyl to northern entrance

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive will be closed between Peacock Creek Road and Mount Babyl from Monday 18 October to Friday 22 October 2021 due to forecast rain/thunderstorms.

Peacock Creek campground will remain open, and can be accessed from the west via Peacock Creek Road or from the east via Sextonville Road.

Cambridge Plateau picnic area, Culmaran Valley track and Cambridge loop walk will remain open and are accessible from the south via the Bruxner Highway.

Mount Babyl is still accessible from the Bruxner Highway park entrance.

For further information call the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 15 Oct 2021, 12.24pm to Fri 31 Dec 2021, 12.24pm. Last reviewed: Fri 15 Oct 2021, 4.50pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flood damage - Hastings Macleay area

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

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, bridges, campgrounds and other park facilities.

These closures are in place until 8am, Friday 31 December 2021. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.​​​​

Applies from Mon 20 Sep 2021, 8.00am to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 12.54pm

Safety alerts: Roadworks in park

Roadworks are happening in Basket Swamp National Park to repair damage from flooding. Please be cautious and drive to the conditions.

For further information contact the local NPWS office on 02 6739 0700. 

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Applies from Tue 4 May 2021, 2.50pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 12.52pm

Closed areas: Ugly Corner Falls walking track closed

The Ugly Corner Falls walking track is currently closed until further notice, due to flood damage sustained in recent weather events.

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

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Applies from Tue 15 Jun 2021, 12.00pm to Fri 19 Nov 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 13 Oct 2021, 12.51pm

Closed areas: Fire trails closed

The following fire trails are closed to the public due to damage from recent wet weather:

  • Carpet Snake fire trail
  • Duck Creek fire trail
  • Butlermine fire trail

NPWS is monitoring the conditions and will reopen the trails as soon as possible.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 6 Oct 2021, 7.00am to Wed 27 Oct 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Oct 2021, 9.07am

Closed areas: Washpool walking track track closed for maintenance

Washpool walking track is closed from 7am Wednesday 6 October 2021 until 5pm Wednesday 27 October 2021 for urgent maintenance works in support of ongoing bushfire recovery efforts in the park.

The short loop Washpool walk remains open during this time.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local office on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 30 Sep 2021, 10.55am

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 Tue 14 Sep 2021, 12.14pm to Thu 30 Jun 2022, 12.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 12.55pm

Other planned events: Notice of pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using meat and manufactured bait products containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between 13 Sept 2021 until 30 June 2022.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs. 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.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Clarence area office in Grafton on 02 6641 1500.

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Applies from Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.08am

Closed areas: Ebor Falls - Lower Falls closed

Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls, however the following areas are closed due to damage sustained during bushfires:

  • Lower Ebor Falls visitor area
  • Escarpment walk from the Upper Ebor Falls to Lower

This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected.

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 17 Sep 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 14 Oct 2021, 9.07am

Safety alerts: No access from the north on Chaelundi Road

Access to Chaelundi campground, the Escarpment walk and Misty Creek lookout in Guy Fawkes River National Park is only possible from the southern end of Chaelundi Road at Dundurrabin. Chaelundi Road from the northern end is closed due to bridge damage sustained in bushfires.

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

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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 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.

Affects 5 parks and 1 location nearby. Show list

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 Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 2.00pm

Other incidents: Camping requirements

If you plan to stay at the campground in Butterleaf 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 to complete a Trip Intention Form for those that are remote and do not have a dedicated webpage, like the campground in Butterleaf National Park.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.29pm

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds - Booking info

If you plan to stay at Long Point or The Green campgrounds in Warra 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 Long Point and The Green campgrounds.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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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

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 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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