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Washpool National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 24 July 2017, 4.17pm

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 Tue 30 Mar 2021, 11.33am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 4.30pm

Other incidents: Fire trails closed due to wet weather

Due to recent wet weather the following fire trails are currently closed to public access:

  • Carpet Snake trail
  • Butlermine 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 NPWS office 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 1 Apr 2021, 2.52pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 5.17pm

Closed areas: Roads, Campgrounds and Picnic Areas closed

Werrikimbe and Willi Willi National Parks accessed by the Hastings Forest Way from the east is closed due to flood damage. Moorabak camping area and other Werrikimbe National park facilities accessed from Walcha are open.

Applies from Tue 23 Mar 2021, 10.16am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to flood damage

Warra National Park is currently closed due to flood damage, and will reopen as soon as conditions allow.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.16pm

Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox pest control program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a strategic ground and aerial baiting program for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The operations will involve the use of fresh meat containing Poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). The program will be continuous and ongoing from Monday 19 April 2021 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the following parks:

  • Cathedral Rock National Park
  • Guy Fawkes River National Park
  • Warra National Park

These programs have 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 location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, call the NPWS Northern Tablelands Area on 02 6739 0700.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.58am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 3.15pm

Closed areas: Doon Goonge campground closed

Doon Goonge campground, in Chaelundi National Park, is closed until Saturday 1 May 2021 due to damaged roads and bridges on access roads outside the national park. For more information contact the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900.

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Applies from Mon 22 Mar 2021, 11.25am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 2.13pm

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

Parks in the Hastings-Macleay area are closed due to flood and storm damage.

Camping is not permitted in closed parks.

These closures are due to widespread flooding and extensive damage to roads, campgrounds and other park facilities. Parks will be reopened as soon as they are safe to access. Some parks will remain closed for extended periods.

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 8.58am to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 3.03pm

Safety alerts: Degraded road conditions

Due to recent weather events the condition of this park's access roads may be degraded. Visitors, 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 Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.47pm

Closed parks: Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Carrai National Park and Carrai State Conservation Area are closed from 1am Sunday 18 April to 11pm Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

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

Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 4.30pm

Closed parks: Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Werrikimbe National Park and State Conservation Area are closed from 1am, Sunday 18 April to 11pm, Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial  pest control operation.

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

Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 1.00am to Sun 25 Apr 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 12 Apr 2021, 12.59pm

Closed areas: Partial closure for pest control operation

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is closed from Sunday 18th of April to Saturday 24th April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation.

A number of visitor areas and walking tracks will be closed during this period, with signage installed for notification. 

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

Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.36pm to Sat 24 Apr 2021, 12.36pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.55pm

Closed areas: Partial closure for aerial pest control operation

Some areas in this park are closed from Sunday 18 April to Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. The closed areas are:

  • Mooraback campground, picnic area and walking tracks
  • Cobcroft picnic area

Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.29pm to Mon 26 Apr 2021, 12.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Apr 2021, 4.54pm

Closed parks: Closed for pest control operation

Carrai National Park and State Conservation Area are closed from Sunday 18 April to Saturday 24 April 2021 for an aerial pest control operation. All visitor areas are closed during this time. 

Applies from Thu 8 Apr 2021, 4.00pm to Thu 6 May 2021, 8.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 1.11pm

Closed areas: Campground maintenance works

Nymboida River campground will be closed from Sunday 25 April 2021, re-opening on Thursday 6 May 2021. Repairs and maintenance work will be undertaken on the toilet block and interpretation shelter. The toilet will be closed during this time. 

For further information contact NPWS Grafton on 02 6644 11500.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.06pm to Fri 28 May 2021, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 7 Apr 2021, 3.55pm

Closed areas: Boonoo Boonoo river walk

The Boonoo Boonoo River walk is closed until further notice due to flood damage.

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

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Applies from Wed 30 Dec 2020, 5.12pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.51am

Safety alerts: Limited access to Peacock Creek campground

Access to Peacock Creek campground is 4WD only due to road damage and wet weather impacts.

Please note:

  • Peacock Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to water over creek crossings
  • Iron Pot Creek Road is high clearance 4WD access only due to severe road surface damage and gullying 
  • Sextonville Road 4WD and limited AWD due to erosion and storm damage to the road surface.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle area office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Sat 9 Jan 2021, 11.54am to Fri 30 Apr 2021, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 26 Mar 2021, 10.43am

Closed areas: Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive closures

Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is closed until the end of April 2021 due to storm damage and dangerous land slips. Cambridge Plateau picnic area cannot be accessed until Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive is re-opened.

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

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Applies from Mon 19 Apr 2021, 1.17pm to Sun 2 May 2021, 1.18pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 2.19pm

Closed areas: Peacock Creek campground closed

Peacock Creek campground will be closed to all visitors from Monday 19 April to Sunday 2 May 2021, due to new tables being installed.

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

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Mar 2021, 3.31pm

Closed parks: Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park closed - bushfire damage

Most of Guy Fawkes River National Park is closed due to bushfire damage. Upper Ebor Falls is open, so visitors can enjoy the falls. This park is fire-affected and facilities within Ebor Falls picnic area have also been affected. 

The following areas are closed:

  • Chaelundi campground
  • Dalmorton campground
  • Escarpment walk
  • Misty Creek lookout
  • Bicentennial National Trail through the entire park
  • Guy Fawkes River Wilderness areas

Please do not enter closed areas as it is unsafe to do so. Penalties apply for non-compliance. Check this website for updates on closures.

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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 Thu 27 Aug 2020, 2.13pm to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.23am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 2.24pm

Safety alerts: Limited access through Iron Pot Creek Road

Sections of Iron Pot Creek Road through Richmond Range State Forest are in very poor condition and impassable without a high clearance 4WD vehicle. There is no through access to Toonumbar National Park from Richmond Range National Park via Iron Pot Creek Road.

To access Peacock Creek campground, use: 

  • Sextonville Road from the east
  • Peacock Creek Road from the west
  • Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive from the Bruxner Highway in the north.

To access Iron Pot Creek campground use Murray Scrub Road via Kyogle only.

For more information, contact the NPWS Kyogle office on 02 6632 0000.

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Applies from Fri 4 Sep 2020, 12.34pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 4.25pm

Other incidents: No access to Doon Goonge campground from Shannon Creek Road

Vehicle access to Doon Goonge campground and Shannon Creek forest drive is not available. The 2019/20 bushfires have resulted in major landslips on state forest, and two major bridges have been destroyed. To access the campground, use Quartz Road.

Please call the NPWS Coffs Coast area office on 02 6652 0900 with any queries.

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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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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 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

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.

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