Ben Boyd National Park
Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
There are alerts raised for Ben Boyd National Park
as at Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:20:31 +1100
Closed parks: Park closed due to extreme fire weather
This park and all parks and reserves in the South Coast area are closed due to forecast severe and extreme fire danger conditions, and the ongoing bushfire situation across the state. Please do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, contact the local NPWS office or visit the Rural Fire Service website.Other planned events: Part of Mowarry Point trail closed to vehicles
Part of Mowarry Point trail, from the intersection with Walkers Rock, is closed to vehicles until further notice because of maintenance work. Walkers Rock trail remains open.
For further information please call the NPWS Merimbula office on 02 6495 5000.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, hexamine) 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
. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page
.Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway
A 1080 baiting program will be underway in this park from Monday 1 July to Tuesday 31 December 2019. This program will use meat baits and CPE ejectors. A reminder that 1080 is harmful to domestic animals and that domestic animals are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
The program is aimed at protecting threatened species found in the area. For more information, please call 0448 296 373.