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Washpool National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 29 June 2020, 9.44am

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.

Applies from Tue 16 Jun 2020, 2.58pm to Tue 22 Dec 2020, 2.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12.06pm.

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.

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.

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 30 Jun 2020, 9.54am to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 9.54am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.22am

Closed areas: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Some parts of this park are closed due to extensive bush fire damage. Essential safety works are currently being carried out. The closed areas are:

  • Hastings Forest Way touring route
  • Brushy Mountain campground
  • Plateau Beech campground
  • Carrai and Coachwood trails

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6588 5555.

Applies from Tue 31 Mar 2020, 4.00pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10.01am

Closed parks: Willi Willi National Park

Willi Willi National Park is closed due to extensive bushfire damage. Hastings Forest Way is also closed due to extensive damage during recent bushfires in the area.

Do not enter the park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For more information, contact the local NPWS Port Macquarie office on 02 6588 5555 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.48pm

Other incidents: Long Point or The Green campgrounds

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 Grassy Creek campground.

Read more about COVID safe camping here.

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Applies from Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.31pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Jun 2020, 3.32pm

Other incidents: Camping

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, 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 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: Fri 19 Jun 2020, 12.06pm

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 8 May 2020, 4.52pm to Fri 31 Jul 2020, 11.53pm. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Jun 2020, 3.38pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to bushfire damage

This park is closed due to bushfire damage until Saturday 1 August 2020, unless otherwise updated. Do not enter the park as it is unsafe to do so.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. Continue to check this website for alerts and updates.

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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 Mon 30 Mar 2020, 8.58am to Mon 30 Nov 2020, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Jun 2020, 2.58pm

Closed parks: Areas closed due to bushfire damage

Torrington State Conservation Area has been damaged by bushfires. Do not enter closed areas. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

For further information call the NPWS Tenterfield area office on 02 6736 4298, and continue to check this website for alerts and updates on closures.

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Applies from Mon 25 May 2020, 1.34pm to Mon 31 Aug 2020, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 25 May 2020, 3.09pm

Closed parks: Closed national parks

This park is closed due to bushfire damage and fire recovery works. Do not enter the park. This park is expected to reopen on Sunday 31 August 2020. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 66411 500.

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Applies from Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12.47pm. Last reviewed: Tue 5 May 2020, 3.08pm

Closed parks: Part 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. 

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 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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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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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