Watagans National Park
There are alerts raised for Watagans National Park
as at Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:26:20 +1100
Safety alerts: 1080 fox and wild dog program underway
1080 poison feral animal baiting restarts on selected roads in Watagans National Park from Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021. The baiting is also occurring on some adjacent properties with the permission of land-owners. Roads affected include:
- Rope Road
- Bowmans Road and part Harris fire trail
- Ingles Road
- Carrolls Road
- Georges Road
Visitors and neighbours are reminded that domestic animals are not permitted in the national park at any time. 1080 poison is toxic to domestic cats and dogs. Seek urgent veterinary care if you suspect your animal has taken a bait.
The baiting is targeting foxes and wild dogs which are a major predator of native wildlife including brush-tailed rock wallabies.Safety alerts: Watagan Road - not suitable for 2WD vehicles (Cessnock Council section)
Watagan Road from the cattle grid at the end of Heaton Road south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary, is currently not suitable for 2WD vehicles. The road is rough and steep in sections because of erosion caused by rain and vehicle traffic. Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.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 consent conditions once maintenance work is completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance
For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page
for park safety guidelines.