Watagans National Park

There are alerts raised for Watagans National Park as at Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:58:44 +1100
Closed parks: Park closed due to fire
This park is closed from Thursday 5 December 2019, due to a potentially serious bush fire threat from the Corrobare State Forest wildfire to the north-west of the park.
There is no access to Boarding House Dam or other picnic areas and campgrounds. It's likely that both gates at either end of Watagan Forest Road will be closed later on Thursday 5 December 2019.
Do not enter this park. Penalties apply for non-compliance.
For more information, call the local NPWS office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the Rural Fire Service website.

Fire bans: Park fire ban - Watagans National Park
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:
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Closed areas: Monkey Face Road lookouts and picnic area closed
Due to the very high fire danger, Monkey Face Road in Watagans National Park will remain closed until the fire danger decreases. As a result, there will be no public access to Monkey Face lookout, Gap Creek lookout or Monkey Face picnic area. The following walking tracks will also be closed:
Monkey Face Road is a long and narrow access road to the lookouts. In the event of a fire, visitors have only one way out which could be cut by fire and falling trees.

Closed areas: Bangalow Road campsites and picnic areas closed
Due to the very high fire danger, Bangalow Road in Watagans National Park will remain closed until the fire danger decreases. As a result, there will be no public access to Bangalow picnic area and campground or Gap Creek picnic area and campground. The following walking tracks will also be closed: 
Bangalow Road is a long and narrow 4.8 km access road to the campsites. In the event of a fire, visitors have only one way out which could be cut by fire and falling trees.

Fire bans: Park Fire Bans
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:
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas 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.

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail and Slippery Rock Road
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed. Slippery Rock Road is closed due to eroded surfaces making conditions unsafe. The road will reopen, subject to conditions, once maintenance work is completed. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.