Additional Parks and reserve closures due to elevated fire dangers

Additional Parks and reserve closures due to elevated fire dangers

Major Parks and Conservation managed estates are currently closed due to the safety issues resulting from the current weather conditions until 11:59pm on Saturday, 4 January.They are:

  • Namadgi National Park (including the Visitor Centre)
  • Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (including the Visitor Centre)
  • Lower Cotter Catchment
  • Bullen Range Nature Reserve (west of the River only)
  • Stony Creek Nature Reserve (west of the River only)
  • Blue Range Forest
  • Pierces Creek Forest
  • Hyles and Sherwood Forest
  • Ingledene Forest
  • Uriarra Forest (not including picnic areas at Uriarra Crossing)
  • Googong Foreshores
  • Kowen Forest
  • Lower Molonglo River Corridor
  • Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve
  • Mulligans Flat Sanctuary including Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve
  • Centenary Trail between Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve and Hall.

The following areas will also be closed Saturday 4 January 2020:

  • Cotter and Casuarina Sands recreation areas
  • Uriarra Crossing Recreation Area
  • Kambah Pool Recreation Area
  • Pine Island and Point Hut Reserves
  • Tharwa Sandwash
  • Tharwa Bridge Recreation Area
  • Angle Crossing
  • Gigerline Nature Reserve
  • Bullen Range Nature Reserve
  • Stony Creek Nature Reserve
  • Woodstock Nature Reserve (including Shepherd’s Lookout)
  • Swamp Creek Nature Reserve.

In addition, the Cotter Campground will be closed from 10am on Saturday 4 January 2020 for the remainder of the day.

There is also a ban of naked flames across all of ACT Parks and Conservation Service’s managed estate, excluding Cotter Campground, until the end of March 2020.

Five campgrounds remain closed for the entire fire season. These are:

  • Woods Campground
  • Honeysuckle Campground
  • Orroral Campground
  • Mt Clear Campground
  • Blue Range Campground.

The following roads in northern Namadgi National Park are closed for the entire fire season:

  • Old Mill Road
  • Warks Road
  • Blundells Creek Road
  • Mile High Road

View the seasonal and total fire ban closure map here. Areas marked in red are closed until 31 March 2020.

For up-to-date total fire ban declarations and more information about how they affect you, visit the ACT Emergency Services Agency website, follow @ACT_ESA on Twitter or like ACT Emergency Services Agency on Facebook.

For more information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.